President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has announced a donation of N2 billion for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State.
Dangote, who also pledged to feed IDPs throughout Ramadan, made the disclosure in Maiduguri. He said the N2bn will help eradicate hunger among the IDPs and assist Borno State government to focus on development projects.
He was received by Borno State Gov Kashim Shettima at the Maiduguri International Airport at 11:45am.
Dangote visited Dalori and Bakassi camps respectively and noted that the Dangote Foundation had spent N1.4bn in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.
“I am here to see the IDPs by myself. This is my first time to visit IDPs in Borno but I want to assure you that it will not be the last. We shall continue to work with the state government to make sure the IDP camps are hunger free,” Dangote said.
The Shehu of Borno Abubakar Umar ibn Garbai El-Kanemi thanked Dangote for his support.
In his remarks, Shettima, who could not control his emotion, said “today is not a day of long speeches but I pray that Almighty God will continue to bless you, thank you.”