Award winning actor, Desmond Elliot, has partnered with reputable crowdfunding platform, Giving.Ng to lend his voice in support of health workers across the country. Desmond, who is also a member of the Lagos State house of Assembly shared a video on his Instagram page stating that there is a need for those taking care of the sick to also be taken care of.
Giving.Ng announced a crowdfunding campaign to support health workers who are on the front-line of the coronavirus pandemic a few weeks ago. The fund was set up to help take care of their hazard allowances as most of them in Nigeria earn just N5,000(appr. $14) monthly. The Fund pays them a minimum of one hundred thousand naira monthly and is governed by a diverse and multi-sectoral board led by Dr. Olaokun Soyinka, a leading public health practitioner.
According to Olapeju Ibekwe, the project manager, Giving.Ng, she noted that as the cases of infected Nigerians continue rising and the public is advised to practice social…
Source: Linda Ikeji