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Dangote Foundation donates food items to IDPs in Abuja

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Director, Health and Nutrition, Dangote Foundation, Dr. Azeez Oseni (left) representative of Old Peoples Home, Abuja Dr. M. Ifeyinwa Obegolu and representative of the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mrs. Elegbede Irene Adebole,  during the donation of food items to the needy in Abuja.

Director, Health and Nutrition, Dangote Foundation, Dr. Azeez Oseni (left) representative of Old Peoples Home, Abuja Dr. M. Ifeyinwa Obegolu and representative of the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mrs. Elegbede Irene Adebole, during the donation of food items to the needy in Abuja.<br />

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

The items, worth millions of Naira, was last Thursday presented to the Minister of FCT Malam Muhammad Musa Bello. Receiving the items, the Minister said he was impressed by the gesture and promised to ensure that the beneficiaries get the products.

The Acting Secretary of Social Development, Bolanle Irene Elegbede, who represented the Minister, commended the president of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote and the foundation for supporting the poor people in Abuja.

The items delivered included sugar, salt, spaghetti, rice, Danvita and wheat meal. This donation came on the heels of a staggering N2 billion given to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State last month.

Speaking at the event, chairman of the Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, who was represented by the Director of Health and Nutrition, Dr. Azeez Oseni, said the foundation was committed to alleviating poverty in Nigeria.

Some of the beneficiaries included Abuja Children Home, Peoples’ with Disabilities Traders Union, Para Soccer Team FCT, Poorest of the Poor, Old Peoples Home and Abuja Parasutes Association, among others.


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