Telecommunications giant Airtel has committed $4.9m to fight COVIS-19 in Nigeria. The sum will be divided into sections with $500,000 going to the provision of an isolation center. In the breakdown, $300,000 will be used to buy respiratory masks for medics. $250,000 will be used to support health service in 36 states in the country. The remaining amount will be allocated for different purposes including supporting the poor during this hard period.
Airtel Nigeria has provided free data and SMS across all networks in Nigeria to enable people to access the internet and learn more about the virus. The telecom giant is also providing an educational campaign to ensure that people have enough education on how to protect themselves against COVID-19.