Info Digital Africa (ID Africa) owners of Neusroom, The Netng and 234Star, has unveiled its Neusroom 100, a collection of 100 people, organisations, nations and things helping the world to fight the deadly COVID-19.
The list comprised of 40 people, 30 organisations, 20 countries and 10 things who have made remarkable contributions to the fight against coronavirus which has swept across the world in the last eight months since it was first discovered in the Wuhan city of China in November 2019.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, President of Madagascar, Andry Rajoelina, Chen Chien-jen, Ex-Vice President of Taiwan are among the political leaders and public servants listed among the 40 individuals.
Each of the personalities, organisations and things celebrated on the list had a few paragraphs written to spotlight their contributions to the global response to COVID-19.
Sanwo-Olu who is the COVID-19 incident commander in Lagos – the epicenter of the virus in Nigeria, was described on the list as being pragmatic in handling the outbreak in the state.
“He has been leading a frontline response to the pandemic, sharing factual and relevant updates, calling for lockdown when it was necessary, and delivering stimulus packages to help the residents to cushion the effects of the lockdown,” the report read.
On Rajoelina, the report said he is one of the leaders who have been proactive about finding a cure for COVID-19.
It said: “He has overseen the development of a home-grown herbal remedy, which he promotes as the ultimate cure for COVID-19.”
CEO of ID Africa, Femi Falodun said amid reports of deaths, suffering, social disruptions, conflicts and economic losses brought on by the outbreak, with very little in the media for the world to celebrate, the Neusroom 100 list was compiled as a “celebration of hope, and an acknowledgement of humanity’s collective will to survive.”