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Why Dangote’s distribution of 1 million bags across 774 LGAs matters: 10 key highlights


Why Dangote’s distribution of 1 million bags across 774 LGAs matters: 10 key highlights

The Aliko Dangote Foundation has unveiled its National Rice Relief Programme, aiming to distribute over a million 10kg bags of rice across Nigeria’s 774 local government areas.

Here are the key highlights of this initiative:

1. Noble Mission: The foundation’s goal is to address economic hardships nationwide by distributing rice to vulnerable populations.

2. Strategic Commencement: The program begins in Kano and Lagos States, strategically chosen for their significance in Nigeria.

3. Focused Allocation: 120,000 bags are earmarked for distribution in Kano, managed in partnership with the Kano Hisbah Board.

4. Inclusive Approach: Collaboration with state and local governments ensures equitable delivery regardless of background.

5. Ramadan Relief: In addition to rice distribution, 10,000 iftar meals will be provided during Ramadan in Kano Municipality.

6. Holistic Development: The foundation prioritizes nutrition, health, education, and economic empowerment.

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7. Investment in Food Fortification: Initiatives include iodized salt, vitamin A fortified sugar, and research on enhancing nutritional content.

8. Long-Term Vision: Beyond immediate relief, the foundation aims to create prosperous lives for all Nigerians.

9. Partnership: Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf and Aliko Dangote at the programme’s launch signify collaborative efforts for societal development.

10. Continued Impact: The initiative represents a significant step towards addressing food insecurity and fostering community well-being nationwide.

This initiative underscores Dangote’s commitment to social responsibility and supporting communities across Nigeria.

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