Africa’s Richest Man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, to Assist Liberia Fight Ebola with Medical Personnel, Other Resources

Sunday, 19th October 2014

Monrovia, Liberia Africa's richest man, billionaire Alhaji Aliko Dangote has expressed his preparedness to assist Liberia in the fight against the Ebola virus disease.


According to an Executive Mansion release, in a telephone conversation with President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Friday, October 17, Alhaji Dangote volunteered to assist the country with medical personnel and other human and material resources.


He promised that the Dangote Foundation will work with the Liberian leader’s office to determine what assistance can be provided ranging from medical personnel as well as other professional healthcare workers.


President Sirleaf thanked Alhaji Dangote for the promised assistance and praised the Nigerian businessman for reaching out to the government and people of Liberia noting that this assistance will go a long way to help rebuild the country’s healthcare system with highly skilled medical doctors and healthcare personnel during this critical period and beyond the Ebola virus disease.


Mr. Dangote is ranked by Forbes Magazine as the 43rd richest person in the world, and the richest man in Africa.