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COVID-19: NDIC donates N1bn to relief fund

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Board of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation, NDIC, has approved the immediate release of N1 billion Naira to the COVID-19 Relief Fund being put together to fight the Corona Virus pandemic in Nigeria.

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Sunday Oluyemi, Director of Communication and Public Affairs, posted on NDIC official twitter handle on Thursday.

Mr Oluyemi said the board acknowledged that the corporation was not only consistent with its Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, but that the proceeds would be utilised in the provision of equipment and medical facilities in the country.

He recalled that the Bankers Committee led by the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, at its emergency tele-conference call meeting held on March 30 announced that the committee and the private sector had set up an account at the CBN under the auspices of the Private Sector Coalition Against COVID-19.

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“The fund receives contributions from individuals as well as corporate organisations to complement the efforts of the Federal Government as it strives to contain the spread of the pandemic in Nigeria,” he said.


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