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Dangote Foundation donates 10,000 bags of rice to indigent persons in Anambra



By Praise Chinecherem

Aliko Dangote Foundation has commenced distribution of 10,000 bags of 10 kilograms of rice to indigent persons in Anambra State.

The distribution, handled by Justice Development and Peace Caritas, (JDPC), a nongovernmental organization owned by the Awka Catholic Diocese is being done at local government level.

The foundation also provided cash to community leaders for movement of the rice to various communities.

Addressing reporters in Ekwulobia, during the distribution exercise for Aguata Local Government Area Executive Director of JDPC, Awka Diocese, Reverend Father Levi Uko explained that JDPC was chosen for the distribution for Anambra after a screening exercise.

He said, “We are into the distribution of rice for Aliko Dangote Foundation. The foundation said they would not want government to be involved in the national food intervention programme.

“What we are delivering in all the 21 local government areas of Anambra State is 10,000 bags of 10 kilograms of rice. Of course, some local governments are bigger than others, so there is no stated number of bags that are given to any local government.

“We have been able to get to many local government, including Orumba North and South, Dunukofia, Aguata and many more. We still have some more local government to deliver.

“Our distribution process is that we use presidents general of town unions. Each community will get 50 bags of 10 kg of rice, and because it is meant for indigent people, we have devised a means to ensure that it gets to the people it is intended for.

“What we do is that we request that while handing the bags over to indigent people, they take photographs and videos and send to us, which we also post on our platform to confirm that it got to the intended people.”

President Generals of various communities who received the bags of rice thanked Alhaji Aliko Dangote for providing the items and thinking it wise to intervene in the lives of indigent people.

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