Director, Health and
Nutrition, Dangote FoundationÂ Dr. Azeez Oseni
presenting food items to theÂ Representative of Old
Peoples Home Abuja Dr. M. IfeyinwaÂ Obegolu, assisted is
theÂ Representative of theÂ Minister
ofÂ FederalÂ Capital Territory, Mrs.
Elegbede Irene Adebole, when the DangoteÂ Foundation
officially presented the food items to the needy
As part of its philanthropic gesture, the Dangote Foundation
has delivered food items to alleviate the suffering of the
vulnerable and the indigent in the Federal Capital Territory,
The food 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
The Acting Secretary of Social Development Bolanle Irene
Elegbede who represented the Minister commended the President of
the Dangote Group Aliko Dangote and the Dangote Foundation for
supporting the poor people in Abuja.
The items delivered in Abuja included: Dangote Sugar, Dangote
Salt, Dangote Spaghetti, rice, Danvita and wheat meal.
This donation followed the contribution by the Foundation of a
staggering N2billion to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in
Borno last month.
Speaking at the ceremony marking the distribution of the food
items in Abuja, Chairman of the Dangote Foundation Aliko Dangote
who was represented by Dr. Azeez Oseni, Director of Health and
Nutrition, said the Foundation was committed to alleviating poverty
He said Dangote Foundation is â€œcommitted to
alleviating poverty and suffering of underprivileged by supporting
social and economic change through investments and interventions
that improve the lives of the less fortunateâ€ This,
according to him, will make a positive difference in the growth of
The focus of Dangote Foundation, according to the Chairman,
will be on Health and Nutrition, Education, Economic Development
and the provision of relief materials during disaster. While the
Foundation is determined to reduce the number of lives lost to
malnutrition and disease through access to quality nutrition and
healthcare with a particular emphasis on children, it is also
aggressively working towards the reduction of out-of-school
children, while supporting talented under-priviledged young people
to achieving their potentials as well as educating girls and women
on health related issues.
He said the Foundationâ€™s cardinal
objectives include: Health and Nutrition, education, economic
empowerment and disaster relief.
The food distribution to the vulnerable and indigent during
and beyond the season of Ramadan is one of Alhaji Aliko
Dangoteâ€™s philanthropic activities directed
towards helping the poor in the society.
â€œI will like to specifically thank the
Social Welfare Secretariat Team and FCT Emergency management Agency
for the Day-to-Day logistic support and planning on food
distribution to the beneficiaries,â€ he said.
Some of the beneficiaries include: 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.
It would be recalled thatÂ within a spate of five
years, the total amount donated to various camps of Internally
Displaced Persons (IDPs), accross the country by the Dangote
Foundation has grown significantly to N6. 3billion.