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Dangote Lifts Nepal Earthquakes Victims With $1m

Posted: Jun 18, 2015 at 9:25 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Funmi Falobi  –  Lagos


Alarmed at the dimension of havocs wrecked by earthquakes in the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, Nigeria based Dangote Foundation on Wednesday moved to provide succor for the victims of the disaster by donating one million dollar to the government and people of the country.

Dangote Foundation donated the amount, in line with its mandate to provide relief in times of disaster, with a message that the Chairman of the Foundation, Aliko Dangote and people of Nigeria shared in their moment of grief.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou said on behalf of Dangote, during the cheque presentation to the Prime Minister of Nepal, Mr. Sushil Koilara at Kathmandu, the country’s capital that the gesture was to support the government’s emergency efforts in providing relief to the victims of the earthquake disasters.

In his message to the Prime Minister, Chairman of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote conveyed his sympathy to the government and people of Nepal, assuring them of the Foundation’s support in rehabilitating the victims of the unprecedented tragedy.

Dangote said: “We join the rest of the world to express our sympathies over this unfortunate incident. We hope this donation will help alleviate the suffering of the Nepalese people who have been devastated by the earthquakes.”

Responding to this kind gesture, the Prime Minister expressed the gratitude of the people and Government of Nepal to Aliko Dangote and the Foundation, for their humanitarian support at this difficult moment in his country’s history.