Billionaire Femi Otedola has donated N5bn to his daughter Florence Otedola’s ‘Cuppy Foundation’
He made the donation through his daughter Tolani at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, on Sunday.
Tolani said, “My father, Mr Femi Otedola, has been at the forefront of supporting worthy causes. It is in this spirit that he will be donating the sum of N5bn to the children of Borno, Adamawa and Katsina through Save the Children.”
Cuppy’s godfather, Dangote, who is the owner of the Dangote Group, also made a donation of N100m.
Dangote said, “It gives me great pleasure to be here supporting my brother, Femi. I believe we need more Nigerians to have big hearts to give back to the needy.”To Cuppy, I must congratulate you for having a big heart to visit those children in Borno. She spent about four days with them. In the light of this, I am making a donation of N100m.”
Among the guests were Vice-
President Yemi Osinbjao;
CEO, Save the Children, UK, Kevin Watkins;
Mr Femi Otedola,
entrepreneur, Hajia Bola Shagaya;
Ambassador Babagana Kingibe;
Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Niyi Adebayo.
Senator Gabriel Suswam,
Minister of State for Transport, Gbemisola Saraki;
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole;
Alhaji Aliko Dangote; and his daughter Hajia Halima Dangote.
Minister of Women Affairs, Dame Paulen Tallen;
former Governor of Borno State,
Gen Buba Marwa;
Group CEO, Oando Plc, Wale Tinubu;
Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu;
Governor of Ogun State, Dapo Abiodun;
Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum.
The young philanthropist, who is also an ambassador of the Save the Children UK, a non-governmental organisation, said her foundation, which was launched in August 2018, was inspired by a trip to Maiduguri, Borno State.
Miss Otedola says she started the foundation as a way of giving back to the less fortunate.
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