The Dangote Foundation has delivered food items worth millions of naira to alleviate the suffering of the vulnerable and the indigent in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
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.
Representing the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, the Acting Secretary of Social Development Bolanle Irene Elegbede who received the donations last Thursday commended the kind gesture and promised to ensure that the beneficiaries get the products.
The items delivered include: Dangote Sugar, Dangote Salt, Dangote Spaghetti, rice, Danvita and wheat meal.
It would be recalled that the Foundation in its social responsibilities donated a staggering N2billion to the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno last month.
According to the Chairman of the Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote who was represented by Dr. Azeez Oseni, Director of Health and Nutrition, “The Foundation is committed to alleviating poverty and suffering of underprivileged by supporting social and economic change through investments and interventions that improve the lives of the less fortunate”
He added that the Foundation’s focus will be on Health and Nutrition, Education, Economic Development and the provision of relief materials during disaster and is also 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 by aggressively working towards the reduction of out-of-school children
The Foundation is also committed to supporting talented under-priviledged young people to achieving their potentials as well as educating girls and women on health related issues.