Boko Haram: Dangote To Build 200 Houses For Borno IDPs
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has once again come to the rescue of thousands of people displaced by Boko Haram.
The charity arm of his business, the Aliko Dangote Foundation has concluded preparation to inaugurate a multi-billion-naira estate consisting of 200 housing units for the Internally Displace Persons, IDPs in Borno State.
The announcement of the planned inauguration, according to the Chief Executive Officer, Aliko Dangote Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou, coincides with the completion of the construction of a state-of-the-art hostel in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
The 10-block of hostel has the capacity to accommodate 1,440 students conveniently, she stated in a statement made available on Sunday.
Youssoufou, who made the disclosure at an event in Maiduguri, Borno State, stated that the housing project was one of the many critical interventions the foundation had mapped out for execution in the Northeast to restore life to the area and help the IDPs to live a normal life again.
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, while reacting to the development, said Dangote is the single largest benefactor of the IDPs after federal and state authorities.
The governor stated that Dangote’s contribution did not only stop at feeding and clothing the IDPs, which he had been doing over the years, but also stretched to resettling and rehabilitating them.
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