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Philanthropy a “great thing”, Bill Gates tells Nigeria’s wealthy

Bill Gates has suggested more partnerships with Nigeria’s wealthy are needed to sustain interventions in the country instead of having high net worth individuals stash money abroad.

In a teleconference with Daily Trust to mark the release of the latest Annual Letter, Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and principal founder of Microsoft addressed questions about giving over his wealth to charity causes and having Nigeria’s billionaires do same.

“We need lots and lots of partners, particularly if they understand the local issues and how the government works locally,” he told Daily Trust.

“They have credibility and understanding that we just don’t have. And so we’d love to have more partnerships like we have with Mr. [Aliko] Dangote.”

The Gates Foundation and the Dangote Foundation have committed funds to help at least three northern states shore up immunisation programmes.

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About Don Saint

PR Guru / Author / Promoter / Controversial Writer / Hip Hop Artiste / Actor / Human Rights Activist. The First Nigerian Hip Hop Artiste to obtain a Masters Degree (M.A) in Arts ( Religion & Human Relations). The author of one of the most controversial books in Nigeria; "Emancipation from Masturbation". With over 12 Movies and 3 Musical albums since 2003. Former Events Manager at Silverbird’s Rhythm Fm Awka Station till 2010. For more info. Call : 08033239298, 08056381068.

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