Dangote Builds 200 Houses For ABU Hostel, IDPs
The Aliko Dangote Foundation has concluded preparation to inaugurate a multi-billion naira estate consisting of 200 housing units for Internally Displace Persons in Borno State.
The announcement of the planned inauguration, according to the Chief Executive Officer,Aliko Dangote Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou,coincides with the completion of the construction of a state-of-the-art hostel in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
The 10-block of hostel has the capacity to accommodate 1,440 students conveniently, she stated in a statement made available on Sunday.
Youssoufou, who made the disclosure at an event in Maiduguri, Borno State, stated that the housing project was one of the many critical interventions the foundation had mapped out for execution in the North-East to restore life to the area and help the IDPs to live a normal life again.
Governor Kashim Shettima of Borno State, while reacting to the development, said Dangote was the single largest benefactor of the IDPs after the federal and state governments.
The governor stated that Dangote’s contribution did not only stop at feeding and clothing the IDPs, which he had been doing over the years, but also stretched to resettling and rehabilitating them, a feat no other private organisation had been able to match.
On the 10 blocks of hostel accommodation constructed for the ABU, the Group Executive Director, Stakeholders Management and Corporate Communication, Dangote Group, Ahmed Mansur, said Dangote was not resting on his laurels, as he planned to up his stake in the act of philanthropy.
Mansur added that no date had been fixed for the inauguration of the hostel and that the group would continue to contribute to the educational sector in Nigeria.
He quoted Dangote as saying that the group had spent well over N4bn in building classrooms, awarding scholarships and upgrading infrastructure across various universities in the country, among others.