(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – As part of its complementary contribution to Nigeria’s ongoing COVID-19 efforts, the Dangote Group, through the Aliko Dangote Foundation is offering to assist the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 in providing testing for Nigerian evacuees to help contain the further spread of the disease in the country.
This was disclosed by the Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, represented by Zouera Youssoufou, the Chief Executive Officer of Aliko Dangote Foundation, ADF, in Lagos, during the presentation of N1.4 billion worth of COVID-19 equipment by the Coalition Against COVID-19 (CACOVID).
The Dangote Foundation has so far assisted the PTF in conducting tests for over 500 Nigerian evacuees, alongside the daily distribution of bread to the vulnerable ones in the society, an indication of the company’s goal to reach and sustain connection with the people.
Dangote Foundtion’s offer to assist the PTF in testing Nigerian evacuees is yet another step in the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme, which is not only meant to develop the economic welfare of the Group subsidiaries’ host communities, but also to build a meaningful relationship with the people.
The Foundation had earlier donated a 500-bed space isolation center, mobile testing laboratory, 10 Ambulances and three official vehicles as part of its corporate support to Kano State.
Dangote Foundation’s donation of food to host communities is synonymous with the company’s CSR activities in Nigeria, and the conviction that this is an unusual time and the pandemic has distorted the economy of everyone, thus informing the decision to provide food relief materials to the Group subsidiaries’ host communities.This is the usual way Dangote Group reciprocates the cordial relationship that it enjoys from the host communities.
The Group, through its foundation has so far assisted in the testing of over 1,000 people in Kano State, and provided Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs), ambulances, and SUVs in some other states in the northern part of the country.