Dan­gote do­nates food items to IDPs in Abuja

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS -

As part of its phil­an­thropic ges­ture, the Dan­gote Foun­da­tion has de­liv­ered food items to the vul­ner­a­ble and in­di­gent in the Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory, Abuja.

The food items, worth mil­lions of Naira, was last Thurs­day pre­sented to the Min­is­ter of FCT Malam Muham­mad Musa Bello.

Re­ceiv­ing the items, the min­is­ter said that he was im­pressed by the ges­ture and promised to en­sure that the items reached the ben­e­fi­cia­ries.

The act­ing Sec­re­tary of So­cial De­vel­op­ment Bolanle Irene Elegbede, who rep­re­sented the min­is­ter com­mended the Pres­i­dent of the Dan­gote Group, Aliko Dan­gote, and the Dan­gote Foun­da­tion for sup­port­ing the poor peo­ple in Abuja.

The items de­liv­ered in Abuja in­cluded: Dan­gote Su­gar, Dan­gote Salt, Dan­gote Spaghetti, rice, Dan­vita and wheat meal.

This do­na­tion fol­lowed the con­tri­bu­tion made by the Foun­da­tion of a stag­ger­ing N2bn to the In­ter­nally Dis­placed Per­sons (IDPs) in Borno State last month.

Speak­ing at the cer­e­mony mark­ing the dis­tri­bu­tion of the food items in Abuja, the Chair­man of the Dan­gote Foun­da­tion Aliko Dan­gote, rep­re­sented by Dr Azeez Oseni, the di­rec­tor of health and nu­tri­tion, said that the Foun­da­tion was com­mit­ted to al­le­vi­at­ing poverty in Nige­ria.

L-R: Di­rec­tor, Health and Nu­tri­tion, Dan­gote Foun­da­tion Dr. Azeez Oseni pre­sent­ing food items to the Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Old Peo­ples Home Abuja Dr M. Ifey­inwa Obe­golu, as­sisted by the Rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the Min­is­ter of Fed­eral Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory, Mrs. Elegbede Irene Ade­bole, when the Dan­gote Foun­da­tion of­fi­cially pre­sented the food items to the needy in Abuja.

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