Coronavirus: Nigerians React As Jack Ma Supplies Relief Materials
Amid the coronavirus outbreak, Chinese business magnate, Jack Ma has sent in some materials for preventing Coronavirus and test tool kits to manage the outbreak in Nigeria.
The materials were received on Tuesday by General Manager, Ethiopian Airlines, Nigeria, Firihiewot Mekonnen, who appreciated the Jack Ma Foundation for their generosity.
There were different reactions from Nigerians about this donation and below are some:
Nigeria receives 5.4 million free face masks, 1.8 million personal detection kits, 40,000 protective wears, and 60,000 units of protective face shields. All free from Chinese billionaire, Jack Ma , for Covid-19 fight. pic.twitter.com/iu1uX97ULM
— ᴏᴍᴀsᴏʀᴏ ᴀʟɪ ᴏᴠɪᴇ™☤ (@OvieAli) March 24, 2020
We can’t force Dangote to emulate the likes of Jack Ma and Elon musk nor can we dictate to him how he ought to spend his money.
We can only remind him that dead people don’t buy cement.
— Adunni Achebe (@_Adadioramma) March 24, 2020
I see Billionaires like Jack Ma, Cristiano Ronaldo,Elon Musk,Rihana and many more around the world donating money to get equipment and medical kits to help fight COVID-19
I now ask myself what are the Billionaires in my County doing????
— CHIEf , THE DADDY™ 🦁👳 (@umar_ayotunde) March 24, 2020
Jack Ma sends help from China, with an Ethiopian airline. What exactly do we own as a country, asides terrible leaders, corruption and poverty?
— Efam Harris™ (@iefamharris) March 24, 2020
Buhari…mute (as expected)
Jack ma… Steady donating.
Last last this people no send anybody.
— Professional beggar (@Sheddi_younG) March 24, 2020
Just one individual !! Jack Ma shipped out materials to more than 40 countries in the world, without any financial support
What is our own billionaires doing to help this situation? Adenuga, Alakija and co? Dangote is pledging money up and down like say na national anthem. smh
— Biyi The Plug 🔌 (@BiyiThePlug) March 24, 2020
We’re not in the place to tell people what to do with their money but logically speaking we can’t have billionaires in Nigeria and still be complaining about lack of equipments. Jack Ma single handedly supporting countries. The best form of defense is attack! Let’s Kick corona!!
— DREYLO. (@RealDreylo) March 24, 2020
Jack Ma donated 5.4 million face masks, over a million testing kits and thousands of protective suits will be distributed to all 54 African countries including Nigeria.
Nigeria Billionaires have 24 hours to respond.
— Obi Of Onitsha🇨🇦 (@cliqik) March 25, 2020
Jack Ma’s donation arrives Nigeria.
●May coronavirus kill whoever wants to miss use the equiments for personal gains!
●May corona virus wipe out all the people that have no good intention for this country Nigeria!!
●May Corona wipe out Boko haram and all its sponsors; AMEN!!! pic.twitter.com/wD0588v5sT
— Dexbrown Civil (@Eni_akanda) March 25, 2020
Jack ma has donated,where is Dangote?
— London used boyfriend (@london_used) March 25, 2020
Jack Ma donates millions of test kits and face masks to Africa
Elon musk donates thousands of ventilators to Los Angeles
Dangote, Otedola, Alakija: pic.twitter.com/oaArjqjNgl
— Jack Robinson (@FeralJack_) March 24, 2020
As of March 2020, Ma is the wealthiest person in China, with a net worth of $42.3 billion, as well as one of the wealthiest people in the world, ranked 20th by Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes.
In 2019, Forbes named Ma in its list of “Asia’s 2019 Heroes of Philanthropy” for his work supporting underprivileged communities in China, Africa, Australia, and the Middle East.