Dangote Nigeria – We’ve raised over N12bn so far for flood victims
CHAIRMAN of the Presidential Task force on Flood Alleviation and Treatment, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the other day, paid a see to the displaced persons camp in Edo State and also disclosed that over N12 billion had actually up until now been realized by the task force.
He pointed out that though the committee targeted N100 billion, oil providers and a number of multinational companies were yet to contribute to the task, including that the task force intended not only to supply meals for the victims but additionally rehabilitate them and also give back all they had lost so they could possibly live better compared to their lifestyle before the flood.
Alhaji Dangote declared this when paid a courtesy visit to Governor Adams Oshiomhole at Government House Benin City.
Offering consolation with the governor and individuals of the state over the flood catastrophe, Dangote claimed: “This task force is comprised of massive weights from the various occupations.
“We are trying to see if we can raise N100 billion. We had a fund raising at the Villa in Abuja and we have actually raised twelve billion.
“I want to assure you that the displaced Nigerians would not be left to suffer. We will come to their rescue.”
In his response, Governor Adams Oshiomhole thanked President Goodluck Jonathan for providing the leadership to galvanize support for the displaced persons because the challenge of the flooding was enormous.
He said: “I want to appreciate Mr. President for putting up such a high-powered committee that has laboured to get to this level, with compassion to share part of their resources in a coordinated effort to mitigate the sufferings of the victims and give them hope. Mr. President has done extremely well. He has helped to tell us, as Nigerians, that we should be our brothers’ keepers in times of need.”
The governor lamented the gravity of the flood saying, “the challenge of the flood is enormous. In the short run, we want to make sure that our brothers and sisters are not allowed to die of starvation having been displayed by the flood, their farmlands destroyed, livestock destroyed and family life destabilized.”
Expressing joy that Nigerians have reacted positively to the displaced persons’ plights by donating relief materials, he said he was encouraged by the way Nigerians have reacted across the length and breadth of the country.
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