Ramadan: Dangote Foundation To Shoulder Feeding Of IDPs

By Ibrahim M Shelizza

The Dangote Foundation has pledged to single handedly shoulder the feeding of the internally displaced Persons (IDPs) across the various camps in Borno during forthcoming Ramadan fasting.

The President Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko made this known when he paid a courtesy Call on Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Ibn Garbai El-Kanemi in his palace in Maiduguri .

He said “my foundation is going to shoulder the responsibility of the feeding of IDPs throughout the forthcoming Ramadan fasting to cushion their feeding problem".

Alhaji Dangote stated that his foundation is also going to partner with the Borno state and the federal government in the areas of education, health, feeding and job creation.

The business mogul also promised to be visiting the state regularly and assisting the state government from time to time, pointing out that he will also solicit the intervention of corporate organizations, philanthropists and international donors to also assist the IDPs

Responding, The Shehu thanked the foundation for the assistance and called on other corporate organizations, international donors to emulate Dangote Foundation.

He said Borno has a long history of over one thousand years and has witnessed crisis such as Rabeh invasion, Maitsine and others pointing out that it came out stronger, adding that he believes Borno will also come out of the Boko Haram insurgency stronger than before.

In his speech earlier, Governor Kashim Shettima thanked the president of the Dangote foundation for the donation of N2 billion to the Borno state government, which already over N1.3 billion has been expended.

Governor Shettima also commended the foundation for the donation of N400 million, food and other household materials which have since been distributed to the IDPs.

The President of Dangote foundation later visited Bakasi and Dalori camps to see the IDPs and promised to send his Group Managing Director to discuss with the state government on the modalities of feeding of the IDPs.