Ramadan: Dangote Foundation distributes 25,000 bags of rice in Bauchi

The Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, Monday, flagged off the distribution of rice as Ramadan palliatives donated by Aliko Dangote Foundation to the state.

Speaking at the distribution exercise in his palace, the Emir who was represented by the District Head of Bauchi, Nuru Adamu Jumba, called on other philanthropists to emulate the gesture for the welfare and well-being of people.

Rilwanu Adamu said prior to the commencement of the Ramadan fast, there was great concern on the challenges to be faced by many families as a result of the ongoing hardship in the country.

In a remark, the representative of Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Sani Suleiman, disclosed that 10 kilogram of 25,000 bags of rice were donated to the state by the Foundation for onward distribution to beneficiaries and assured of more support to the state after the Ramadan period.

Also speaking, the Chief Imam of ATBU Mosque, Professor Mansur Isa Yelwa, called on Aliko Dangote Foundation to use Islamic organisations in reaching out to the needy across the state for fair and transparent distribution to improve the wellbeing of the people.

On his part, the chairman of Bauchi Muslim Coalition (BMCC) who is spearheading the exercise, Professor 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 and appreciated Aliko Dangote Foundation for the gesture and assured of continued collaboration towards providing succour to people.