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Visionaries - December 8, 2022

Dangote Offers N1.5 Billion for Relief Donations

The richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote recently sent flood victims in Northern Nigeria rescue supplies worth N1.5 billion.

According to recent reports, the Aliko Dangote-led Presidential Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation has just started distributing aid to the nation’s flood victims, costing N1.5 billion.

The recent distribution, which was organised by Profe Babagana Zulum, the state governor of Borno State, started in Maiduguri and Borno State.

The governor commended the committee for its generosity and assured them that the relief supplies would be delivered to the right people.

Among other food and non-food goods, the donations to date have included 6 bags of rice, 34 bags of beans, 34 bags of maize, 34 bags of millet, 34 bags of Guinea corn, 34 bags of Garri, 86 cartons of noodles, 86 cartons of spaghetti, 86 cartons of macaroni, 86 bags of sugar, and 857 sacks of cement.

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The committee’s statement 

A statement by the committee reads in part, “the representative of the Dangote-led Presidential Committee on Flood Relief and Rehabilitation, Alhaji Umar Gulani, assured stakeholders at the flagging off for the Northeast zone that the exercise would also be conducted in the other five geopolitical zones of the country.

Gulani said items from the committee have been officially handed over to the Borno State Government and the National Emergency Management Agency.”

Gulani responded by noting that the Aliko Dangote-led Presidential Committee had given more than N10 billion in help to the homeless and disenfranchised in Nigeria since 2012.

“Over N10bn has been expended by the committee to mitigate the effect of flooding since inception in 2012, adding that no fewer than 84 hostels have been built for flood victims in 24 states of Nigeria,” Gulani stated.

“This private sector-led project is highly commendable and it has been sustained in the past 10 years. It is a selfless service from the private sector and Nigerians should appreciate their selfless service to humanity.” He added.

Following Dangote’s net worth’s dramatic increase to over $1.5 billion in recent days, this relief fund was established.

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