United Nations has commended Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote for his selfless philanthropic gestures in Africa, especially, his roles in alleviating the plight of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs in Borno State.
This is coming on the heels of provision of clothing and other materials to the Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in Borno State by the Dangote Foundation, as well as the donation of N2billion to the IDPs in Borno State by Alhaji Dangote.
The Foundation said thousands of clothing materials, blankets and shoes were delivered at the weekend to the displaced persons in Bama, Borno State.
Speaking at the flag-off ceremony, Governor Kashim Shetima of Borno State commended Mr. Dangote and said his Foundation’s contribution to helping the displaced out of difficulties is the biggest private sector intervention they have received so far.
The Governor said: “The people of Borno State will forever remain grateful for the generosity and large heart of Alhaji Aliko Dangote; and for his relentless assistance to our people during our time of need. Words are not enough to quantify the amount of gratitude we owe Alhaji Aliko Dangote. Our only prayer is for God to continue to bless and guide him.”
The event in Bama coincided with the celebration of the World Humanitarian Day.
The UN Assistant Secretary General, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Mr. Toby Lanzer, was also in Bama for the event.
Mr. Lanzer commended the efforts of Dangote Group in Africa, and specifically its support for the Internally Displaced Persons in Borno State.
Speaking at the event, Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Dangote Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou, said the intervention is in continuation of the Foundation’s assistance to the IDPs in the State.
She added that the Foundation has so far donated N800million worth of food items to support the feeding of IDPs since the month of Ramadan.


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