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Africa’s richest man, Dangote, tests negative for coronavirus

I had to withdrew $10m on the spot to convince myself I had so much money —Dangote

The founder and Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has tested negative to the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Africa’s richest man stated his status on the virus in a tweet he posted on his verified Twitter handle-@AlikoDangotee, on Sunday.

He wrote, “As a global citizen and business leader, I took the COVID-19 test and the result came back NEGATIVE.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly disrupted modern society, affecting our collective health and well-being.

“CACOVID (Coalition Against COVID-19) is an initiative that I am leading with other private sector leaders & our common goal is to support ongoing government initiatives with our resources in the fight against Covid-19.

“We are in this together & I am optimistic we will overcome.”

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The virus ravaging the world has been on the increase in Nigeria in recent times with the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) announcing late Saturday that the nation now has 97 confirmed cases.

Of the cases, Lagos has 59; FCT- 16; Ogun- 3; Enugu- 2; Ekiti- 1; Oyo- 7; Edo- 2; Bauchi- 2; Osun-2; Rivers-1; Benue- 1; and Kaduna- 1.

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