Emerging Africa Capital Supports Fight against COVID-19


Goddy Egene

The Emerging Africa Capital Group, a leading African provider of capital raising, wealth management, trusts and asset management services, has partnered Lagos, Ogun and Oyo States as well Women in Finance Nigeria (WIFNG) to provide relief in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria.

According to the firm, its first round of contributions were to the different public funds set up by Lagos, Ogun and Oyo State governments to contain the menace and an initiative by WIFNG, which involves the distribution of food packages as palliatives to vulnerable Nigerians, specifically widows and elderly persons in various communities.

Emerging Africa also entered partnership with other credible initiatives such as the private sector-led Coalition Against Covid-19 (CACOVID). It also contemplating the purchase of medical supplies and personal protection equipment (PPEs) for health workers and Nigerians.

Similarly, Emerging Africa is also providing support to the Capital Market Covid-19 Support Initiative recently launched by the Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC), to raise about N1billion to support efforts to eradicate the virus.

Commenting, Group Chief Executive Officer, Toyin Sanni, said: “Emerging Africa will continue to provide all kinds of support including financial donations, professional services, thought leadership and awareness creation in Nigeria and the rest of Africa, until this scourge is over.”

Approving these measures, the Group Chairman of Emerging Africa, Dr. (Mrs.) Onikepo Akande said: “Emerging Africa is a responsible corporate citizen and key player in the Nigerian Private Sector. Accordingly, we are wholly committed to playing our part in fighting this scourge and in being a part of the solution to probably the greatest challenge that has confronted our nation and our world in the last century.”