President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, on Monday made a fat donation of N2 billion to the 1.7 million internally displaced people (IDPs) in the North East part of the country.
While visiting the various camps in Dalori and Bakassi both in Maiduguri, Borno State, Dangote resolved to end malnutrition, hunger and starvation caused by the Boko Haram insurgents.
The richest man in Africa announced that the Dangote Foundation will provide funds for the purchase of food.
Dangote will in no time, drive investments and production in the state in order to promote entrepreneurship and create opportunities for the people to work and earn a decent living.
According to Dangote, “This is not the first time I am coming here and it will not be the last. So far, we have expended about N1.2 billion in efforts to alleviate the suffering of IDPs across Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States.
“The first major challenge is the physiological needs of these people, and food, nutrition rank right on top of that ladder. So we will first make serious effort to ensure that hunger is eliminated from the IDP camps and thereafter, we will begin to make effort to create jobs and boost entrepreneurship.
“The effort to create jobs and boost enterprise in this case will not be about making money or returning investment, rather it will be primarily to create opportunities for the people,” he said.