The program will see the distribution of over one million 10kg bags of rice to all 774 local government areas across Nigeria’s 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Addressing National Needs

Speaking at the launch ceremony in Kano, Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Group and Founder of the ADF, emphasized the program’s importance in addressing the current economic challenges. He highlighted the need for compassion and collaboration, stating, “Our intervention symbolizes our commitment to upholding the values of compassion and solidarity, which are core to our humanity. By working together with governments and local partners, we can ensure this vital support reaches the most vulnerable Nigerians.”

Effective Distribution and Long-Term Impact

The ADF has established a robust distribution network in collaboration with state and local governments, as well as community partners. This network ensures the rice reaches those in greatest need, regardless of background.

The program builds upon the ADF’s existing humanitarian efforts. Ms. Zouera Youssoufou, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the ADF, noted the foundation’s ongoing bread distribution program, providing over 32,000 loaves daily across Kano and Lagos since 2020.

A Call to Action

Kano State Governor, His Excellency Abba Kabir Yusuf, commended the ADF’s initiative and urged other prominent Nigerians to follow suit. He expressed his gratitude for the program’s positive impact on Kano residents struggling with economic hardship.

Building a Brighter Future

Fatima Dangote, Group Executive Director, Commercial, for Dangote Group, reiterated the ADF’s commitment to supporting vulnerable Nigerians. She highlighted the program’s alignment with the foundation’s longstanding tradition of impactful philanthropy.

“Ultimately, we strive to build a society where everyone has the opportunity to thrive,” Ms. Dangote concluded. “This requires collective action to address underlying challenges and create a more equitable future for all Nigerians.”

About the Aliko Dangote Foundation

Established by Aliko Dangote, the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) is the largest private foundation in sub-Saharan Africa. With a focus on child nutrition, the ADF implements holistic interventions encompassing health, education, and empowerment alongside disaster relief efforts.