- The distribution of 5,000 loaves of bread to individuals and families in different locations in Lagos state, courtesy of CACOVID has commenced
- The Coalition Against COVID-19 is a private sector-led initiative
- The coalition is assisting the federal government in easing the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on Nigerians
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The private sector-led Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID) has commenced the distribution of 5,000 loaves of bread to individuals and families in different locations in Lagos state.
Legit.ng notes that the disclosure was made by billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist Folorunsho Alakija.
She said the coalition's aim is to alleviate the effects of the coronavirus lockdown on people.
The coalition, which was formed on Thursday, March 26, is being led by Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote.
In a video posted on Twitter by Alakija, Nigerians could be seen queuing for free bread in some parts of Lagos.
In other news, the immediate former speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has called on Nigerians to unite amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Dogara said all the country needs is God's protection and blessings, adding that health and life take precedence to anything.
He said: "We are marked with the spirit of exemption and my heart cry is for Psalm 91:7 to become the reality with us all, IJN."
Dogara said what some people write and say on social media pose a grave danger to the unity of the country, adding that those who engage in such should retrace their steps.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a pregnant woman who tested positive for coronavirus in Miga local government area of Jigawa state had died.
The woman, who was from Zareka ward, died at an isolation centre on Sunday, May 3.
The woman's death was confirmed by a member of the state task force. The source said she had a miscarriage at the facility and bled to death.
She was among the nine cases confirmed by the state commissioner of health and chairman of the state task force, Dr Abba Zakari.
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