La­gos, Ativo mull fundraiser for tanker ex­plo­sion vic­tims

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, La­gos

The La­gos State Gov­ern­ment may launch a fund-rais­ing plat­form for vic­tims of penul­ti­mate week’s tanker ex­plo­sion in which over 12 peo­ple were killed and no fewer than 54 ve­hi­cles de­stroyed.

City News learnt that the state gov­ern­ment is al­ready in talks with Ativo Lim­ited to em­brace its newly in­tro­duced crowd-fund­ing plat­form, Quick­raiz, which is set for launch in La­gos to­day.

Man­ag­ing Direc­tor of Ativo Lim­ited, Mr. Bayo Adeokun, while brief­ing jour­nal­ists ahead of the planned launch of the plat­form in La­gos, said it would re­de­fine the act of char­ity and con­nect the donors and phi­lan­thropists to those in need.

He dis­closed that the plat­form is be­ing em­braced to sup­port char­ity cour­ses es­pe­cially vic­tims of ac­ci­dents like re­cent tanker ex­plo­sion.

This, he said, ex­plains while the state gov­ern­ment is in talks with them to raise sup­port funds for the vic­tims.

Adeokun dis­closed that through the quick­raiz on­line plat­forms, do­na­tions can be made for sev­eral causes in­clud­ing emer­gency/ dis­as­ter sup­port, Alumni as­so­ci­a­tion con­tri­bu­tion, char­ity, ed­u­ca­tion, among other things in­volv­ing fundrais­ing as well as do­na­tions for the in­ter­nally dis­placed peo­ple.

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