November 28, 2022



Nigerien President honours Dangote with Nationwide Award over well being interventions

President/Chief Govt of Dangote Industries Restricted, Aliko Dangote has been conferred with the Commander of the Order of Advantage of Niger award by the President of the Republic of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum in Niamey.

In accordance with the certificates of conferment introduced to Dangote in Niamey, the nation’s capital, the award was in appreciation for his companies rendered to the Republic of Niger and in addition to a tribute to his enterprise acumen and philanthropy. It needs to be recalled that his Basis, the Aliko Dangote Basis (ADF) intervened in varied methods to enhance healthcare and routine immunisation in Niger Republic and her neighbouring international locations specifically Nigeria and Chad.

Recalled that Aliko Dangote had earlier been conferred with the Commander of the Nationwide Order of Valour of the Republic of Cameroon, and the Grand Commander of the Nationwide Order of the Republic of Benin.

In a associated improvement, Aliko Dangote Basis, alongside the Invoice & Melinda Gates Basis (BMGF) and GAVI the Vaccine Alliance have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the federal government of the Republic of Niger on a collaboration for enhancing the Expanded Programme on Immunisation in Diffa, Maradi and Zinder areas, that are alongside the nation’s southern border with Nigeria.

The Nigerien nationwide award by the president is in recognition of the varied health-related interventions by the Aliko Dangote Basis together with monetary assist to the tune of $500,000 to assist battle a earlier Meningitis outbreak and one other cholera outbreak; NGN250 million for the supply of meals for refugees and displaced individuals; and $1,000,000 (a million {dollars}) assist for enhanced routine immunisation within the three recognized areas of Diffa, Maradi and Zinder.

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Aliko Dangote Basis and BMGF had performed key roles in a historic certification by the World Well being Organisation of a polio-free Nigeria and Africa in August 2020.

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