Nigerian-Lebanese billionaires and philanthropists, Ronald Chagoury and Gilbert Chagoury, owners of Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, have donated N1 billion to Lagos State government to help fight the coronavirus pandemic.
A source privy to the donation said the billionaire businessmen are also donating 300 plates of meals per day to the government to feed coronavirus patients and health workers taking care of the patients.
The owners of the five-star conference centre hotel co-founded the Chagoury Group, an industrial conglomerate with interests in construction, real estate and property development, flour mills, water bottling and purification, glass manufacturing, insurance, hotels, furniture manufacturing, telecommunications, IT, catering and international financing.
Eko Hotels and Suite is also Supplying 300 meals a day to Lagos State for the doctors and nurses that take care of the Covid 19 patients.
It would be recalled that Lagos State has received donations to help fight COVID-19. Among them are from United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc, N1 billion; Mike Adenuga, Globacom founder, N500 million, among others.