Dangote commences donation of 80,000 bags of rice to Lagos residents


The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has initiated the distribution of 80,000 10kg bags of rice to support the vulnerable population in Lagos State.

Aliko Dangote, the President of the Dangote Group and Chairman of the foundation, highlighted that this action is part of a larger effort to distribute over one million 10kg bags of rice to assist one million vulnerable individuals across the 774 local government areas in the country.

Speaking at the flag off in Alausa, Dangote, said the distribution of the 80,000 bags of 10kg rice is another demonstration of the foundation’s commitment to upholding the values of compassion and solidarity that are at the core of humanity.

Noting that the distribution of the rice is in addition to the daily distribution of 12,500 loaves of bread in Lagos, Dangote stressed that with the initiative, the foundation aspires to ameliorate some of the burdens faced by vulnerable communities across Lagos State.

In his remarks, Governor of Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, applauded the many initiatives of Dangote to ameliorate the sufferings of Nigerians, while praising him for showing compassion to the needy in the society.

Sanwo-Olu said the gesture of distribution of 80,000 bags of 10kg rice shows that the leadership of the Foundation prioritize the welfare of the people beyond the pursuit of profit and accumulation of wealth.