Aliko Dangote Foundation Launches National Food Intervention Programme, Distributing 120,000 Bags of Rice in Kano

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The Aliko Dangote Foundation has embarked on a significant initiative, the National Food Intervention Programme, with the aim of distributing over one million 10kg bags of rice across Nigeria’s 774 local government areas. This program comes as a crucial response to the ongoing economic challenges faced by many Nigerians.





The rice distribution kicked off in Kano and Lagos States with grand ceremonies, marking the beginning of a nationwide effort. Aliko Dangote, the Chairman of the Foundation and Group President of Dangote Industries Limited, highlighted the importance of compassion and solidarity, particularly during the holy month of Ramadan. He emphasized the Foundation’s commitment to upholding these values, stating that the rice distribution exemplifies their dedication to serving humanity.





In Kano State, the Foundation disbursed 120,000 bags of rice, acknowledging the state’s status as the most populous and commercially significant in the North. The distribution process is being facilitated by the Kano Hisbah Board, ensuring efficient delivery to the intended recipients.






Fatima Aliko Dangote, Group Executive Director, Commercial, DIL, expressed the Foundation’s unwavering support for impoverished Nigerians, citing previous humanitarian interventions dating back to the 1990s. She affirmed the Foundation’s dedication to providing sustenance to the vulnerable, including hospitals, schools, care homes, prisons, mosques, and individuals.





The commendable efforts of the Aliko Dangote Foundation garnered praise from Kano State Governor, Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf, who urged other affluent Nigerians to emulate Dangote’s philanthropy. Governor Yusuf highlighted the significance of such initiatives in alleviating economic hardships and commended Dangote for his exemplary leadership.





Furthermore, beneficiaries of the rice distribution in Kano expressed profound gratitude for the timely intervention. They lauded Dangote for his compassion and leadership, recognizing the impact of the initiative on their livelihoods. From elders to widows and orphans, the sentiment echoed appreciation for Dangote’s generosity and called for continued support to those in need, particularly focusing on orphans.





As the National Food Intervention Programme unfolds across Nigeria, it stands as a beacon of hope for millions, reaffirming the power of collective action and compassion in times of adversity.

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