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Otedola stuns with N5 billion donation to Save the Children

Billionaire entrepreneur, Mr. Femi Otedola, stunned all as he donated N5 billion to Save the Children charity to support its intervention in the North-East Region of Nigeria.
This is arguably the largest individual donation to charity in Nigeria’s history.
Otedola made the donation on Sunday evening (November 10, 2019) at the gala organised by the Cuppy Foundation to raise funds for Save the Children, the 100-year United Kingdom-based charity which is the biggest children-focused organisation in the world after UNICEF.
Cuppy Foundation is the non-profit organisation founded by his daughter, Florence Ifeoluwa Otedola (aka DJ Cuppy).
Speaking at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, after making his presentation, Otedola said he has decided to devote the rest of his life to philanthropy because of what God has done in his life.
“God has been so kind to me in life and I feel highly privileged. The only way I can show my gratitude to him is to use my resources to support those who are underprivileged. This I intend to do for the rest of my life,” he said after the colourful gala.
“In a world full of conflicts, diseases, calamities and inequality, we all need to show the  milk of human kindness, to reach out and comfort the sick and give a helping hand to the weak.”
DJ Cuppy is a Board Ambassador for Save the Children and a Member of the organisation’s Africa Advisory Board.
Otedola, a well-regarded philanthropist, has in the past donated to good causes.
In 2005, he instituted a N200 million scholarship for Lagos state undergraduates; same year he donated N300 million for the completion of the National Ecumenical Centre in Abuja.
He, at various times, donated N100 million to the Lagos State College of Primary Education, N100 million to the Central Mosque, Ilorin (Kwara State), and N100 million to the University of Port Harcourt (Rivers State).
He has committed to building and donating a faculty of engineering valued at N2 billion to the Augustine University in his hometown, Epe (Lagos state).

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