Dangote vows to mobilise support for victims of insurgency

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Chairman of The Dangote Group and Nigeria’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has vowed to mobilise additional support towards the assistance of victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.

This promise was made following the entrepreneur’s visit to Internally Displaced Camps in Bakassi and Dalori, both in Maiduguri. He reportedly described the situation at the IDPs as pathetic and promised to get in contact with partners on the march to alleviating the many problems of IDPs.

The business man was accompanied on the trip by Mr Paul David-Hewson, a former British pop star, and other philanthropists.

He also promised to offer more financial and moral support to the state government in its quest to handle the challenges caused by the problem.

Also speaking, Gov. Kashim Shettima thanked Dangote for the gesture disclosing that he had provided financial support to the state at numerous times.

“This includes the donation of N2 billion cash and the provision of 106 trucks of food for the feeding of the IDPs during the annual Ramadan fast.

“We are renaming the Baga road after Alhaji Aliko Dangote in appreciation of his unwavering support to the state,’’ Shettima said.