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Dangote begins distribution of free bags of rice to Nigerians

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The founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has started giving out one million bags of rice worth more than N13 billion to people in need all over Nigeria through his Humanitarian Foundation.

The organization is also feeding at least 10,000 Muslims who are fasting throughout the holy month of Ramadan in Kano State.

According to a press release issued by Samira Sanusi, an executive at the Kano-based foundation, the organization intends to distribute one million bags of rice worth more than N13 billion across the 36 states of the federation and Abuja as a means of alleviating the nation’s hardships.

Mrs. Sanusi stated that the act of kindness was performed in addition to the regular delivery of 20,000 loaves of bread to households in Kano and 15,000 to communities in Lagos, a program begun by the foundation in 2020.

Mrs. Sanusi explained that the complementary meals supplied during Ramadan include a range of cuisines such as jollof rice, plain rice with stew, jollof spaghetti, yam, and beans served with chicken and beef. Each meal package includes a bottle of water and a beverage for personal consumption.

She stated that the meals are distributed at Juma’at mosques, on the streets, in jails, orphanages, remand homes, and other venues around Kano City and its surrounding areas.

Mrs. Sanusi disclosed that, in addition to starting the free bread distribution program four years ago, Mr. Dangote has been covertly offering food aid to the less fortunate in Kano for over three decades.

According to her, he did this from his mother’s house in Koki as well as other culinary sites.

“This feeding program feeds 10,000 Kano residents daily with breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a unique feat that has been in existence for over 30 years,” Mrs. Sanusi said.

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