Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote disburses N340m to women in Katsina
Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote through his Foundation, has earmarked no less than N340 million for onward disbursement as empowerment grants to 34,000 women in Katsina State.
This was disclosed by the business mogul on Thursday while flagging-off the scheme in Batagarawa LGA.
According to him, 1,000 vulnerable women were selected from each of the 34 local government areas of the state.
He said that the programme was aimed at complementing the state government’s efforts in the area of economic empowerment and poverty reduction among women.
According to him, each of the beneficiaries would receive N10,000 cash grant to support economic activities of their household.
He noted that the foundation had disbursed more than N300 million to 106,000 beneficiaries during the last Ramadan season in some parts of the country.
Whilespeaking, Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State commended Dangote foundation for the gesture and urged other wealthy individuals in the country to help in reducing the level of poverty among Nigerians.
Masari also urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the money as the grant is capable of changing their lives.