Dangote disburses N130m to 13,000 women in Nasarawa
President of Dangote group of companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has through his Dangote Foundation disbursed N130 million to 13,000 vulnerable women as palliative to cushion poverty in Nasarawa state.
Speaking at the launching of the scheme tagged ‘Dangote Foundation Micro Grants Programme’, Dangote said it is to provide the disadvantaged and vulnerable women with unconditional N10,000 cash transfer to boost their household income generation.
He said, “This we believe will help reduced the vulnerability and meet their livelihood needs. The programme which was launched few years ago is been systematically rolled out nationwide targeted at a maximum of 1,000 women in each of the 774 LGAs in the country. It is estimated that we will spend N10 billion.”
He noted that the Foundation partnered with Access bank to open bank account for the 13,000 beneficiaries in the state and will issue them customized debit card which was unveiled at the launch.
The state Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura thanked Dangote for the humanitarian gesture and selecting the state in the first batch of the scheme. He pledged that government will ensure that all the selected beneficiaries access the grants.
Al-Makura also lauded Dangote for siting the company’s sugar plantation and refinery in the state saying it is redeeming the economic fortune of the state.