Naija billionaires Silenced: 6.6 million face masks, kits donated by Jack Ma arrive Lagos

Anthony Njoku

Donations to African countries by Jack Ma founder of Alibaba Group, has arrived Lagos via an Ethiopian Airlines flight, amid the coronavirus outbreak.

This came as a big blow to Nigerian billionaires including clerics, politicians and businessmen, who are yet to individually or collectively announce plans to assist Nigerians.

The shipment includes 5.4 million face masks, 1.08 million detection tests kits, 40,000 sets of protective clothing and 60,000 sets of protective face shields.

General Manager, Ethiopian Airlines office in Nigeria, Firihiewot Mekonnens appreciated and commended the generosity of Jack Ma, the Chinese business magnate.

We admire Abiy Ahmed, our Prime Minister, for his initiative and organisation of the entire coordination of the process,” he said.

“We are very happy to deliver these medical supplies to the Government and people of Nigeria,” he added.

The deadly global pandemic has caused two deaths in Nigeria and affected 42 people.

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