Africa’s richest man and President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has announced a donation of N2 billion for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Borno State.
Dangote, who also pledged to feed IDPs throughout Ramadan (Muslim fast), made the disclosure in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
According to him, the N2bn will help eradicate hunger among the IDPs and assist the Borno State Government to focus on development projects.
The billionaire entrepreneur, who was received by Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, at the Maiduguri International Airport at 11:45am on Monday, visited the Dalori and Bakassi IDPs camps respectively.
Dangote noted that his Foundation had already spent N1.4bn in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states.
“I am here to see the IDPs by myself. This is my first time to visit IDPs in Borno but I want to assure you that it will not be the last. We shall continue to work with the state government to make sure the IDP camps are hunger free”, Dangote said.
The Shehu of Borno, Abubakar Umar ibn Garbai El-Kanemi, thanked Dangote for his support.
In his remarks, Gov. Shettima, who could not control his emotion, said “today is not a day of long speeches but I pray that Almighty God will continue to bless you, thank you”.
Several Injured As Thugs Attack #EndSARS Protesters, Governor Oyetola In Osun
Some of the vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were also destroyed by the thugs but the Governor himself was evacuated to safety by his security team.
As the convoy was leaving the protest venue, some of the youths continued to stone his vehicles.
While the protest was disrupted, Governor Oyetola assured the injured victims that the government would be responsible for their medical bills.
#EndSARS: Sanwo-Olu Constitutes Panel Of Enquiry
In a bid to quell the #EndSARS protest which is spreading like a raging inferno across the country, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, the Governor of Lagos State has set up a panel of inquiry and restitution for victims of SARS.
This was announced in a statewide broadcast on Thursday.
The panel will be a 7-man panel which will ensure that all those with verifiable cases of SARS brutality or fatality receive compensation.
The Panel will be chaired by retired Justice Doris Okuwobi, while members are Ebun Adegboruwa, SAN (representing the Civil Society), Taiwo Lakanu (a retired Deputy Inspector General of Police), Patience Udoh (representing the Civil Society); Segun Awosanya aka Segalink (Human Rights Activist).
Others are Olutoyin Odusanya (Director, Citizens Mediation Center), a rep/member of the youth-led protest, and a representative of the Human Rights Commission.
There will be a help desk for the complaints and petitions to the panel.
Governor Seyi Makinde Loses 81-Yr-Old Mother
Abigail Makinde, the mother of the governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is dead.
The Chief Press Secretary to Mr Makinde, Taiwo Adisa, however, told newsmen that the family will soon make an official statement on the death of the deceased.
He said: “Yes. The family will make an official statement.
“The family will soon make an official statement. In the next few minutes, the family will make an official statement, in few minutes.”
It was gathered that Mr Makinde lost his father, Olatunbosun Makinde, a few years ago.
It was learnt that Mrs Makinde died in the early hours of Thursday.
She died at the age of 81.
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