Alhaji Aminu Dantata, Kano-based business mogul and Philanthropist has donated a sum of two hundred million naira to the Katsina state government for the Rural Infrastructure and Economic Revitalization Programme (KARIER).
Mustapha Mahmud Kanti, the state commissioner of rural development made the revelation on Facebook on behalf of Governor Aminu Bello Masari.
Mustapha Kanti said, “On behalf of His Excellency the Executive Governor of Katsina State, the Government and People of Katsina State I will like to extend my sincere gratitude and appreciation to Alhaji Aminu Dantata who has made a generous donation of N200,000,000 (two hundred million naira ) for the KARIER program. Insha Allah, we will make sure that the aims and objectives of the KARIER program are fully realized within the remaining period that Allah S.W.T has given us. It is also our hope that Others who Allah has blessed will emulate the virtues of extending a helping hand to worthy endeavors.”
The donation comes barely a day following the commissioner’s meeting with Alhaji Aminu Dantata at his residence in Kano on 12th September 2020.
Katsina Post gathered that the commissioner wrote, “Today I had the honor and privilege to meet with Alhaji Aminu Dantata to seek his support through his various philanthropic endeavors for the KARIER program. A really humble and generous personality with great wisdom and advice for us the younger generation. Through the interaction, advice, and support he gave to us what I have taken is with hard work, dedication, and trust in Allah the sky is truly the limit.
“Within the past two weeks, we held a series of meetings which includes with the Chief Corporate Services Officer of MTN Nigeria Communications as well as the S.A of the CBN Governor and his team to seek the Support of their Organisations for the Katsina State Rural Infrastructure and Economic Revitalisation Program. The Steering and Technical Committee of the Program was also inaugurated at the Ministry. The Steering Committee tasked with the mandate of Contacting and Presenting the KARIER Program to Corporate Bodies, Relevant Government Agencies, Foundations as well as international donor agencies will be headed by myself while the technical committee tasked with fleshing out the program will be headed by Dr Sulaiman Umar . It is our aim to bring together all the relevant stakeholders to support the KARIER program.” He added