The President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, on Tuesday promised to use his connections to attract international resources in the rebuilding of Borno State after the defeat of Boko Haram.
Dangote, the richest man in African who recently donated N2 billion as palliative to reconstruction efforts in Borno State, said he was ready to put in more funds for developmental purpose of the troubled state.
The business mogul and philanthropist made the promises during a thank you visit to him by the people of Borno State.
According to a statement by the spokesman of the Borno State governor, Isa Gusau, the Borno State team was led by the governor, Kashim Shettima.
He said Dangote’s team gave updates on delivery of food items for internally displaced persons, IDPs, in Borno for the Ramadan, which begins next week
He said this was in fulfilment of the pledge made by Dangote when he visited Maiduguri three weeks ago.
Gusau said Dangote’s team gave assurance that trucks of food items are on their way to Borno to deliver food items to internally displaced persons in the state.
The governor’s spokesman added that the business mogul also said he was having another meeting with Governor Shettima to draw an action plan for interventions in reconstructions of schools and hospitals.
Dangote’s team include the executive director, Dangote Group, Halima Aliko Dangote; chief executive officer of the Dangote Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou and Erelu Angela Adebayo, a member of the Foundation’s board.
Governor Shettima had earlier said his mission was to thank Dangote and members of his team for their generosity towards Borno State, especially the recent donation of N2 billion by businessman during his last visit to Maiduguri.
Also in the governor’s team were the three Senators from Borno – Senate Majority Leader, Mohammed Ali Ndume, senators Abubakar Kyari and Baba Kaka Bashir Garbai – as well some members of the House of Representatives.