Billionaire business mogul, Mr. Femi Otedola, days ago donated a sum of N5 billion to save the children against acute malnutrition in the Northeastern part of Nigeria.
Mr. Otedola made the donation at the inaugural of his daughter DJ Cuppy’s Foundation at Gold Gala held at Transcorp Hotel in Abuja.
Otedola made the donation through his first daughter, Miss Tolani Otedola.While speaking at the event, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, said Otedola’s donation to save the children was the largest donation to charity in Nigeria today.
According to him, “We don’t need billionaires or millionaires to start doing something, the likes of DJ Cuppy who are already doing something that affects lives is a good example.”
The young Philantropist Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola, popularly known as DJ Cuppy, who is also an ambassador of the Save the Children UK, said the foundation was launched in August 2018 and was inspired by a trip to Maduguri, Borno State.
DJ Cuppy’s godfather Dangote, the owner of Dangote group also donated the sum of 100million and in admiration of Otedola’s donation said ‘ To whom much is given, much is expected. It gives me great pleasure to be here support my brother,Femi, making this kind of big donation . I believe we need more Nigerians to have big hearts to give back to the needy. People find it very difficult in Nigeria to give money away but the more you give , the more God blesses you. Femi , you are no more a rich man , you have joined the league of wealthy men…….”.
Also in attendance to mention but a few, Vice President , Professor Yemi Osinbanjo;Governor of Lagos State , Babajide Sanwo-Olu;Governor of Ogun State,Dapo Abiodun;Minister of Transport, Gbemisola Saraki, National Chairman of All Progressive Congress, Adams Oshiomole,Alhaji Aliko Dangote’s daughter Hajia Halima Dangote, Governor of Borno State, Babagana Zulum;Group CEO ,Oando Plc, Wale Tinubu.