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Bauchi Emir Flags Off Dangote Palliatives Distribution

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The Emir of Bauchi, Alh. Rilwanu Adamu, has flagged off the distribution of palliatives donated by the Aliko Dangote Foundation to the state.

Speaking Monday at the flagging off ceremony, the Emir said there was concern on the challenges faced by families prior to the commencement of the Ramadan fast.

The Emir, who was represented by the District Head of Bauchi, Alhaji Nuru Jumba, called on other philanthropists to emulate the gesture.

In his remarks, the representative of Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Sani Suleiman, said 10 kilogram of 25,000 bags of rice were donated to the state by the Foundation for onward distribution.

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Alhaji Suleiman assured people of more support to the state after the Ramadan period.

Also speaking, the Chief Imam of ATBU Mosque, Prof. Mansur Yelwa, called on the Aliko Dangote Foundation to use Islamic organisations in reaching out to the needy across the state.

In his remarks, the representative of Dangote Foundation partners from Cancer Care Nigeria, Mr Zakariah Paul, pledged sustained collaboration with the Foundation to improve the wellbeing of the people.

The Chairman, Bauchi Muslim Coalition (BMCC) who is spearheading the exercise, Prof. Salisu Shehu represented by Dr Muhammad Alkali, explained that BMCC came into being during the COVID 19 pandemic to assist the people during lock down.

He commended the Foundation for the gesture, and assured of continued collaboration towards providing succor to people.

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