Chairman of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has made a donation of 100 million naira to the Kogi State Poor and Vulnerable Citizens Fund.
Dangote, who’s fondly known as the “number one Corporate Citizen of Kogi”, made the donation to the fund which is an initiative of Governor Yahaya Bello.
The enterprise mogul stated he would at all times regard the state as his second dwelling, including that he would do all inside his capability to provide again to the society.
Represented by his Regional Manager, Engr. Joseph Ikupolokun, Dangote made the donation in Lokoja in the course of the 2nd anniversary gala dinner held in authorities home in honour of Governor Bello.
The Kogi State Poor and Vulnerable Citizens Fund was launched in 2016, in the course of the 25th anniversary of the state, the place about N110m was raised to maintain individuals with life threatening illnesses and the weak within the society.
Other donors on the anniversary have been members of the National Assembly, Kogi State Assembly members, authorities appointees, native authorities directors, captains of industries, authorities contractors, mates of Kogi, together with Hon Tony Nwoye from Anambra State who donated the sum of N2m.
Governor Bello who was overwhelmed by the present of affection to the weak and fewer privileged within the state, stated from the fund raised in 2016, over 300 individuals with totally different well being challenges between 2016 to 2017 have been handled each in Nigeria and overseas.
On the lingering disaster between Fulani herdsmen and farmers throughout the nation, the Governor stated his administration was capable of deliver each events to roundtable.
He added that the roundtable has introduced in regards to the degree of peace and unity being loved between herdsmen and farmers within the state.
“An integral a part of our victory in governance since we arrived Government House is the so-called irreconcilable conflicts between herders and farmers.
“By an modern mixture of tight controls, digital surveillance, neighborhood policing, peace and battle decision, now we have been capable of deliver our farmers and herdsmen to a roundtable. Today, Kogi State is freed from the grotesque killings which plague a few of our neighbours.
“It is due to this fact no shock to us that our feats in safety caught the eye of native and worldwide observers in 2017 and Kogi State received awards and commendations for finest Security Governance within the nation.
“In fact, we had the graduating class at the Armed Forces Command and Staff College, Jaji come to understudy our methods for possible replication elsewhere”, the governor stated.
Bello added that his authorities “confronted the menace of kidnapping, armed theft, terrorism and different violent crimes tearing the state aside with the required aggression and subdued it.
“Today, Kogi State is as cool as a cucumber and every law abiding citizen can go about his business with peace of mind and assurance of the security of his life and properties”.
Governor Bello additionally stated the employees screening and verification train within the state has ended, including that the train additionally knowledgeable a strong reform within the public service sector.
According to him, consideration was now been shifted to rebuilding the civil service and making it helpful to “genuine workers” and Kogi State normally.
In job creations, Bello stated the state kicked off with a Youth Summit final Friday, throughout which a scorecard on Job Creation and Youth Engagement thematic space was offered to the teeming crowd of younger individuals who got here from all of the native authorities areas.
He stated regardless of paucity of funds, a few of these tasks have been accomplished whereas many others have been ongoing.
Bello due to this fact referred to as on the great individuals of Kogi, to affix fingers together with his staff to take the state to enviable heights, saying, “we are capable of working together to unlock the mighty potentials of this state for our collective benefit, and that of posterity”.
Highlights of the occasion was the launching of ‘2nd Year Referral Compendium’ of the Governor’s administration and testimonies from beneficiaries of the poor and weak fund by means of well being care.