Bill Gates, Dangote, move to strengthen immunization in Nigeria

Bill Gates, Dangote, move to strengthen immunization in Nigeria

The president of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Mr Bill Gates, and the president of Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, yesterday entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with six northern governors to ensure rapid reduction in cases of child and maternal mortality in their states.

The world’s richest man, Bill Gates, and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, met behind closed doors with the governors of Borno, Bauchi, Yobe, Sokoto, Kano and Bauchi states to sign the multi-billion naira agreement.

Gates, who spoke briefly, said his foundation is determined to eradicate polio and other related diseases in Nigeria, Africa and the world in general through partnership with various states and countries.

In his remarks, Aliko Dangote urged the governors to take ownership of this immunization programme. Read more

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