Coronavirus: Dele Momodu joins online giveaway, congratulates student who won

Coronavirus: Dele Momodu joins online giveaway, congratulates student who won

- As Nigerians continue to face the effect of the lockdown in some parts of the country due to the coronavirus pandemic, a lot of people have been doing giveaway online

- The publisher of Ovation International, Dele Momodu, has joined other generous Nigerians in the giveaway

- The former presidential candidate recently congratulated one of the beneficiaries of his giveaway

The publisher of Ovation International, Dele Momodu, has congratulated one of the beneficiaries of his giveaway, a student of Taraba State University, Jalingo.

The mass communication student identified as Emmanuel Jahcares reached out to the ex-presidential candidate on Twitter and posted his account details during the giveaway.

He was lucky to have been picked and sent an undisclosed amount of money to support himself as Nigeria battles with the coronavirus pandemic.

In other news, billionaire businessman and philanthropist Bill Gates has said he will be funding the construction of factories for seven different potential coronavirus vaccines.

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The businessman, who made the disclosure on Trevor Noah's The Daily Show, said two of the vaccines will eventually be picked after billions of dollars has gone into the seven vaccines.

Gates said: "Because our foundation has such deep expertise in infectious diseases, we've thought about the epidemic, we did fund some things to be more prepared like a vaccine effort, our early money can accelerate things."

He said it is worth wasting a few billion where there are trillions of dollars lost in the current situation the world finds itself.

His words: "Even though we'll end up picking at most two of them, we're going to fund factories for all seven just so we don't waste time in serially saying 'ok which vaccine works' and then building the factory.

"It'll be a few billion dollars we'll waste on manufacturing for the constructs that don't get picked because something else is better. But a few billion in this situation we're in, where there's trillions of dollars [...] being lost economically, it is worth it."

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Legit.ng previously reported that Bayero University’s Department of Pure and Industrial Chemistry mobilised its staff for the production of hand sanitisers as the world battles with the coronavirus pandemic.

The sanitisers will be used within the university campus and possibly the Kano community.

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