Ramadan: Jubilation As Dangote Flags Off Nationwide Distribution of Palliatives

Ramadan: Jubilation As Dangote Flags Off Nationwide Distribution of Palliatives

  • Aliko Dangote has taken a step to provide relief for the less privileged in society amid harsh economic realities
  • The businessman has begun the distribution of 120,000 bags of rice to the Kano people
  • Reacting, Kano Governor Yusuf commended the billionaire and maintained that it was a step in the right direction at this critical time

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements

Kano state - Following his efforts to cushion the economic challenges in the country, the chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has initiated a nationwide distribution of palliatives across the country, starting with one million beneficiaries of 10kg bags of rice.

Dangote flagged off the distribution of rice to the less privileged in Kano state
Governor Yusuf is excited as Dangote donates rice to the people of Kano state. Photo credit: Kano state government
Source: Twitter

The prominent businessman and industrialist kick-started the distribution in Kano state, with 120,000 bags of rice to mitigate the pressing needs of the less privileged, TVC News reported.

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According to Dangote, this was done to address the pressing needs of the less privileged during Ramadan.

How the palliatives will be shared in Kano

Dangote noted that the first distribution will target one million beneficiaries and give them 10kg of rice each.

Among the one million beneficiaries in Nigeria, Kano state received 120,000 in an event hosted by the Kano state governor, Abba Yusuf, at the government house.

Governor Yusuf reacts to Dangote's palliative

Reacting, Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano state, commended Dangote’s generosity.

He said that the distribution came at a critical time when many individuals were in dire need of assistance.

According to Dangote, the distribution will alleviate hunger and invest in long-term solutions for communities across Nigeria.

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Ogun govt begins sales of rice at affordable prices

In a similar development, Legit.ng reported that the Ogun state government purchased 100 truckloads of rice to be sold at cheaper rates to residents of the state.

According to the state government, the idea is to mitigate the rising cost prices of goods in Nigeria.

Governor Dapo Abiodun confirmed the development on Thursday, February 22, at a stakeholders’ meeting in Abeokuta, the state capital.

In a series of posts shared on his X account, the governor disclosed that the rice would be subsidised and made available at the "original price" it was before the recent astronomical rise in the prices of the commodities.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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