Dangote To Assist Liberia In Fight Against Disease

The richest man in Africa, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has expressed his desire to assist efforts against Ebola in Liberia, an Executive Mansion press release has revealed

Nigerian billionaire, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has committed himself to the fight against Ebola in Liberia, an Executive Mansion press release states.

Africa’s richest man is said to have promised, while speaking to Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday, October 17, to assist the nation with resources to aid it in curbing the spread of the disease.

The press statement reads:

Africa's richest man, billionaire Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has expressed his preparedness to assist Liberia in the fight against the Ebola virus disease.

An Executive Mansion release said Alhaji Dangote, in a telephone conversation with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf last Friday, volunteered to assist the country with medical personnel and other human and material resources.

He promised that the Dangote Foundation would work with the Liberian leader’s office to determine what assistance can be provided, including support to professional healthcare workers.

President Sirleaf thanked Alhaji Dangote for the promised assistance and praised the Nigerian businessman for reaching out to the government and people of Liberia at this critical time.

This assistance will go a long way to help rebuild the country’s healthcare system with highly skilled medical doctors and healthcare personnel during this critical period and beyond the Ebola virus disease, said President Sirleaf.

Mr. Dangote is ranked by Forbes Magazine as the 43rd richest person in the world, and the richest man in Africa.

President Sirleaf recently wrote a touching letter to the world asking for help to put an end to the Ebola outbreak in Liberia.

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