Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chairman of the Dangote Group, on Sunday promised to mobilise additional support towards assisting victims of the Boko Haram insurgency in the North-East.
Dangote made the pledge shortly after visiting the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camps in Dalori and Bakassi in Maiduguri.
He described the situation on ground as “pathetic’’ promising to make contact with partners towards alleviating the problems of the IDPs.
Dangote was accompanied on the trip by Mr Paul David-Hewson, a former British pop star, and other philanthropists.
He also promised to offer more financial and moral support to the state government in its quest to handle the challenges caused by the problem.
Dangote also interacted with some former Boko Haram women who had been de-radicalised and promised to lend a helping hand towards completing their rehabilitation.
Also speaking, Gov. Kashim Shettima thanked Dangote for the gesture disclosing that he (Dangote) had provided financial support to the state at numerous times.
“This includes the donation of N2 billion cash and the provision of 106 trucks of food for the feeding of the IDPs during the annual Ramadan fast.
“We are renaming the Baga road after Alhaji Aliko Dangote in appreciation of his unwavering support to the state,’’ Shettima said.