Boko Haram: Dangote Builds Houses Worth N2 Billion For IDPs
So, Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has made good his promise to come to the rescue of displaced persons in Northeast Nigeria.
On Monday, the Nigerian billionaire, through his charity group, the Aliko Dangote Foundation, inaugurated the Dangote Village built for the IDPs in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital.
The Dangote Village is a self-sufficient set of 200 housing units worth 2 billion, with school, hospital, irrigation farms and poultry farms, among others, to enable the occupants to eke out a livelihood.
Dangote also gave each of the beneficiaries 100,000 naira to start a new life.
Speaking during the inauguration, Aliko Dangote, said about 7 billion naira had been donated by the foundation to support displaced persons affected by the Boko Haram crisis.
Aside the 100,000 naira given to each of the IDP beneficiaries, Dangote also pledged that the foundation would take care of teachers’ emolument for five years and share in the burden of the ongoing educational revolution.
Dangote commended the governor for running the state efficiently and paying workers’ salaries despite the security challenges.
Shettima said the intervention by the Aliko Dangote Foundation was unprecedented by a single organisation, describing the foundation as the fourth arm of government.