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Irish Music Star, Bono, Commits To IDPs In Borno
Irish rockstar, Paul Hewson, popularly known for with his stage name, Bono, has committed to the ongoing rehabilitation and reconstruction efforts in Borno State.
Bono, who is also an ambassador for United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, was invited to Borno State by Aliko Dangote, and he promised to come back with assistance.
The leader of the rock group, U2, also promised to use his connection worldwide to attract aids to the insurgency-ravaged state.
Borno State Governor, Kashim Shettima, was full of commendation for Dangote for his assistance to the victims of insurgency.
The governor renamed a popular street in Maiduguri after the billionaire entrepreneur, as a way of appreciating him.
He also announced that an estate to be built for victims of the insurgency would be named ‘Aliko Dangote Village’.
“I want to use this opportunity and on behalf of the good people of Borno state to extend our appreciation to the Dangote Foundation.
“In the last Ramadan season, 230 trucks of assorted food items were donated to our people by Dangote.
“Dangote Foundation has also donated the sum of N2 billion to our dear state for reconstruction and rehabilitation of our destroyed communities, in addition to N400 million donated to us by the same Foundation to assist our people,” Shettima said.
He called on other well-meaning Nigerians and donor agencies to come to the aid of the State.
The governor also took the visitors to another camp housing families of Boko Haram combatants that were rescued by troops and now taking refuge in Maiduguri.
Both Dangote and Bono, assured the women and their children of support especially with regards to the upbringing and education of their children.