The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has taken a step further in its humanitarian efforts by providing N100,000 and Dignity Packs to each of the 350 Nigerian returnees from Sudan. The foundation will also provide the same support to all other returnees that will be arriving in the country in the coming days.
Speaking on behalf of the foundation in Abuja, Maryam Buhari-Shehu disclosed that ADF has resolved to fully participate in the evacuation and resettlement of thousands of stranded Nigerians in Sudan. The intervention is in collaboration with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and Air Peace to provide succor to the returnees.
Mrs. Buhari-Shehu reiterated that ADF will continue to support the government in its humanitarian effort, and that the foundation has been supporting IDPs since 2011, spending over 25 billion naira in providing food, shelter, and health services to displaced persons in Yobe, Borno, Adamawa, and Abuja.
The ADF has been consistent in its support for the Nigerian government in times of crisis, providing logistics support for Nigerian health workers who aided in the containment of the Ebola virus in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Similarly, during the outbreak of Covid-19, ADF supported the return of Nigerians from India and Dubai with specially chartered flights, Covid testing, and quarantine upon their arrival in Nigeria.
One of the beneficiaries of the ADF donation, Mr. Yusuf Bulama, expressed his gratitude to Aliko Dangote for the huge intervention through the Aliko Dangote Foundation. He also thanked Allah for bringing them back home safely. Another beneficiary, Miss Muneerah Abdul, said N100,000.00 for each student was a huge sum, and prayed to Allah to bless Alhaji Aliko Dangote.