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FG to launch Solidarity Support Fund for Covid-19 response

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Written by Nneka

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursaday participated in the virtual launch of the Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund, NSSF – an initiative of the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority.

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According to atweet by the presidency, the NSSF is designed to provide additional support for Nigeria’s response to #COVID19.

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The Fund will enable Nigerian Citizens resident at home or in the diaspora as well as international donors to come together and directly contribute to Nigeria’s fight against the pandemic.

According to the Vice President, although the Coronavirus pandemic has affected the lives and livelihoods of Nigerians in different ways, it also offers an opportunity for the Nigerian people and government to have a reset in critical sectors of the economy and social services.

Osinbajo said, “This is a creative, forward-looking and thoughtful response to what is perhaps the most profound global and domestic challenge to health and the economy in human history.

“We need not belabour the point that the COVID-19 challenge is also an unprecedented opportunity for us as a nation and people to reset in critical sectors of the economy and social services.”

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