From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
The Chairman Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has expressed his determination to empower
20,000 women, 1,000 from each local government area of Bauchi State under the empowerment initiative programme of the Aliko Dangote Foundation.
Dangote stated this on Thursday when Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed visited him in Lagos.
He said that this was part of the efforts of the Foundation to empower women especially at the grassroots.
He recalled that the Foundation has empowered a number of women in various states to compliment the efforts of the state government in eradicating poverty in the society.
“ I thank you, Your Excellency for this historical visit and we thank you for the partnership with us. We have planned to support women in Bauchi state as part of our empowerment support.
“ This women will be selected in the rural areas of Bauchi state so that we can reduce poverty at the grassroots.”
On Primary Healthcare, Alhaji Ali Dangote pledged to construct and equip five additional primary healthcare centers in the state to ensure access to qualitative healthcare services.
He said , the foundation is always ready to work with partners especially state governments to strengthen primary healthcare beneficial to the citizens.
The Chairman of the foundation assured to support the agricultural policy of Governor Bala Mohammed by assisting local farmers to develop their products.
“ Your Excellency, i think if we can support your Agricultural policy we can assist farmers to advance their products and this can reduce the rate of unemployment in the society.
Governor Bala Mohammed who led top government officials for the visit, expressed gratitude to the foundation for its support to the state which he said has assisted in improving the well-being of the citizenry especially in the area of health sector.
“ We are here for a courtesy visit as a mark of respect to a person that excel in global enterprises and a role model to businessmen.
“ We appreciate your support to us in the area of assisting us to improve the living conditions of our people through improvement in the healthcare services.”