Gov. Yusuf Flanks Dangote To Distribute 120,000 Bags Of Rice to Kano Residents

By: Adamu Dabo

Kano State Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf has received and distributed the palliative provisions to 120,000 Kano residents, generously provided by the Aliko Dangote Foundation.

This was contained in a statement issued by the governor’s spokesperson, Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, on Saturday.

The governor acknowledged Dangote’s donation of 120,000 bags of 10 kg bags of rice to the vulnerable members of the society during the holy month of Ramadan.

He commended Dangote’s consistent willingness to support the people of Kano, particularly during times of hardship.

“I am deeply grateful for the generosity and compassion shown by our brother, Alhaji Aliko Dangote.”

“This act of kindness, particularly during this sacred month of Ramadan, exemplifies the spirit of unity, compassion, and support that our community greatly needs, especially in these challenging times,” he added.

Recognising the significant number of individuals in dire need of assistance, Governor Yusuf emphasized that governmental efforts alone are insufficient to address these needs.

He lauded Alhaji Aliko Dangote’s benevolent gesture, urging for Allah’s protection, increased faith, wisdom, and continued success for the philanthropist.

In response, Alhaji Aliko Dangote disclosed the foundation’s plan to distribute one million bags of rice, valued at over N13 billion, across all 36 states of the Federation and Abuja to alleviate the country’s suffering.

He mentioned that this initiative is in addition to the foundation’s ongoing daily distribution of 20,000 loaves of bread to Kano residents and 15,000 to Lagos residents, which commenced in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dangote elaborated that the Ramadan meals provided include a variety of options such as jollof rice, white rice and stew, jollof spaghetti, yam, beans with chicken and beef, each accompanied by a bottle of water and a beverage for each recipient.

He further explained that these packed meals are distributed at Juma’at mosques, streets, prisons, orphanages, remand homes, and various locations within Kano City and its surroundings.

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