Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, wants Nigerian businesses to contribute more to the country’s health sector by donating at least 1% of their profit.

Dangote who spoke as the President of his Dangote Foundation at African Business Coalition for Health in Addis Ababa recently said by donating 1% of their profits after tax, business owners can make incredible difference in the health of Nigerians.

Represented by the Foundation’s Executive Director, Halima Aliko-Dangote, Dangote said Africa Business Health Forum would identify issues and solutions to Africa’s health challenges with a view to mobilising the will to confront it headlong.

He said: “Governments from both developed and developing countries are increasingly looking at public-private partnerships as a way to expand access to higher quality health services by leveraging capital, managerial capacity, and know-how from the private sector.”

He informed his audience that in keeping with his passion to see healthier African people and a better continent, he had proposed and charged business leaders in Nigeria to commit at least one per cent of their profit after tax to support the health sector.

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