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Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote donates $11 million to fight hunger in Nigeria

by Feyisayo Ajayi
Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest person and chairman of Dangote Group, has unveiled a N15-billion ($11.02 million) food intervention program through his foundation, Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF), aimed at addressing food security challenges in vulnerable communities across Nigeria.

The initiative, unveiled during a flag-off ceremony in Kano State, marks a significant step in Dangote’s ongoing commitment to alleviating economic hardships and addressing critical social issues in Nigeria. With a focus on bolstering food security, the program seeks to ensure access to nutritious food for those most in need, particularly in marginalized communities.

Dangote Foundation brings relief to vulnerable communities with food program

Speaking at the launch event, Dangote emphasized the importance of compassion and solidarity, especially during the holy month of Ramadan.

The program commenced in Kano with the distribution of 120,000 bags of rice, with plans to expand the distribution to all 774 local government areas across Nigeria and the Federal Capital Territory. Over the next two weeks, more than one million 10 kg bags of rice are set to be distributed, aiming to provide relief to communities facing food insecurity.

Dangote, known for his philanthropic efforts, vast fortune, and alongside his business ventures, has been a key player in promoting food security and social welfare in Nigeria. As the head of the Dangote Group, a major player in agriculture, Dangote has supported local farmers and advocated for food fortification to combat malnutrition and enhance agricultural productivity.

Dangote Foundation steps up to fight hunger in Nigeria

Aliko Dangote Foundation, established in 1981, spearheads education, healthcare, and economic empowerment initiatives across Africa. The billionaire, with a $15.7-billion net worth, ranks as the world’s richest Black person and 126th on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

His latest $11.02-million food intervention program underscores his unwavering commitment to improving lives and tackling social challenges in Nigeria.

As food insecurity tightens its grip on Nigeria, Dangote’s initiative offers a lifeline to millions facing hunger. Through his unparalleled philanthropy and business acumen, he continues to inspire positive change, setting a strong example of corporate social responsibility in Africa’s economic powerhouse.

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