Dangote feeds 30,000 IDPs in Zamfara


Aliko Dangote Foundation Monday officially launched a major philanthropic programme in Zamfara State, doling out food items running into several millions of naira to support victims of insurgency.

According to the statement released by the organization yesterday, the Group Executive Director Government Relations and Strategic Relations Mansur Ahmed who presented the food items on behalf of the Group President Aliko Dangote stated the Foundation was supporting the government and traditional leaders in meeting the needs of the IDPs.

Ahmed stated Dangote was very disturbed about the plight of the displaced persons and quickly directed that everything possible be done to provide succor adding  that the company was building a 2000 ton capacity of rice mill in Maradun and that when completed this year it would create hundreds of job opportunities for the people of Zamfara State.

He quoted the Emir of Maradun, Muhammad Garba Tambari, as commending Dangote for the gesture and promising to help secure his investment in the emirate.