Aliko Dangote Says He Has Spent Over N4.5bn In North East, To Ease The Plight of Internally Displaced

The Dangote Foundation has spent over N4.5billion in the North-east as donations to ease the plight of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

This was disclosed by the president of the foundation, Aliko Dangote, at a press conference in Abuja yesterday.

Dangote announced a new partnership with the lead singer of the rock group, U2, who is also the co-founder of the ONE Campaign, Paul David Hewson, popularly known as Bono, to drive international advocacy aimed at creating awareness on the plight of IDPs, poverty, malnutrition and increased funding for the health sector.

Dangote also announced that he would join the board of ONE after meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, where they discussed the need to address the malnutrition and humanitarian crisis in the North-east.

Speaking on his experience at the IDP camps in Borno State, Bono said he saw real Boko Haram on the faces of hungry and malnourished children who had lost their parents to the insurgency.

He said the Boko Haram was using starvation as a recruitment tool, adding that the international community must rally round to salvage the region.


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