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Emir, Beneficiaries Says Dangote Food Intervention Impactful In Nasarawa, Adamawa, Others

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has received a torrent of accolades as it continued to distribute bags of rice to poor and vulnerable Nigerians in Nasarawa and Adamawa States.
Emir of Tunga in Nasarawa State, Alhaji Muhammad Ibrahim Shaibu, said: “The Aliko Dangote Foundation is not only a gift to Nasarawa State, but to all Nigerians.”
The Emir said the ADF’s National Food Intervention Programme is supporting the government to cushion the impact of economic hardship being experienced in the country.
The Foundation had recently donated a total of 30,000 bags of 10kg rice to Nasarawa State.
The Deputy Governor of Nasarawa State, Dr. Emmanuel Agbadu Akabe, had announced the donation, noting that each LGAs of the State were allocated 2,000 bags apart from Karu and Lafia who were allocated 2,500 bags each.
The Deputy Governor commended Alhaji Aliko Dangote, describing him as the Father of Charity in Nigeria.
The beneficiaries of the rice programme said the intervention would ease hardship in their families.
Following the National Flag-off events in Kano and Lagos in March, the Foundation initiated the distribution of one million bags of rice throughout all the local government areas in Nigeria.
In her comments at the event, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the ADF, Zouera Youssoufou, said the Foundation was also distributing 10,000 iftar meals, during Ramadan in Kano municipality.
She said in addition to the Foundation’s daily bread relief programme, it is producing and distributing over 32,000 family-size loaves of bread across Kano and Lagos States every day since 2020 following the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Foundation has spent about N15bn on food intervention programme across Nigeria.
An executive member of the Tunga Development Association (TUDA), Muhammad Nasiru Tunga, said the food support from Dangote Foundation was very impactful and supportive.
Another youth leader Mr. Paul Adunia, JP, said the support will go a long way to providing scour to the host communities of the Nasarawa Sugar Company Limited.
The District Head of Tunga Ibrahim Galadima described Alhaji Aliko Dangote as God’s gift, praying God to continue to support him.
In the same vein, Adamawa State has received its share of One Million 10Kg Rice being distributed by Aliko Dangote Foundation Nationwide.
Thirty-Five thousand beneficiaries, mostly vulnerable and disadvantaged persons have benefited from the support meant to curb hunger due to the current economic situation in the country.
Chief Operating Officer of the Dangote Sugar Refinery Numan, Adamawa State, Abdullahi Bello Dan Musa said the distribution took place successfully across the zones and the exercise is almost completed, while the distribution of the commodity was ongoing in Taraba State.
He disclosed that the Foundation partnered community leaders in Adamawa to ensure that the commodity gets to the intended beneficiaries.
It would be recalled that the Foundation had distributed thousands of bags of rice to beneficiaries and vulnerable Nigerians in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, with at least 48 charity organizations and orphanages involved in the process.
About 20 States have been covered so far.

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