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FG, State Governments, Private Sector Have Fought Coronavirus Well Thus Far — Alakija

Folorunsho Alakija

Folorunsho Alakija

Widows and orphans registered with the Rose of Sharon Foundation are set to receive N25,000 each courtesy of Folorunsho Alakija’s foundation.

This is coming one day after the philanthropist donated N1 billion for the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria.

This 25K donation will reach women from the 6 geopolitical zones in the country.

Folorunsho made the donation via her oil company and hailed the efforts made by the federal and state governments, private sectors and individuals towards the fight against coronavirus in Nigeria.

Congrats to them.

Folorunso Alakija (born 15 July 1951) is a Nigerian billionaire businesswoman. She is involved in the fashion, oil, real estate and printing industries. She is the group managing director of The Rose of Sharon Group which consists of The Rose of Sharon Prints & Promotions Limited, Digital Reality Prints Limited and the executive vice-chairman of Famfa Oil Limited. She also has a majority stake in DaySpring Property Development company. Alakija is ranked by Forbes as the richest woman in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $1 billion. As of 2015, she is listed as the second most powerful woman in Africa after Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and the 87th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes.

Folorunsho was born on 15 July 1951 to the family of Chief L. A. Ogbara in Ikorodu, Lagos State. She attended her Nursery education at Our Ladies of Apostles, Lagos from 1955–1958. At age seven, she travelled to the United Kingdom to continue her primary education at Dinorben School for Girls in Hafodunos Hall in Llangernyw, Wales between 1959–1963. On completion of her primary education, she attended “Muslim High School” in Sagamu, Ogun State, Nigeria. She then returned to England for her secretarial studies at Pitman’s Central College, London.

As of 2014, she was listed as the 96th most powerful woman in the world by Forbes. In May 2015 two Nigerian women, Finance Minister Ngozi akanji-Iweala and Alakija were listed among the world’s 100 most powerful women according to Forbes. Alakija was 86th on the list.

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