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[Photos] Dangote and Bono visit displaced people in Borno State

[Photos] Dangote and Bono visit displaced people in Borno State


Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote visited displaced people living in camps in Nigeria’s Borno State over the weekend.

The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) reports that Dangote’s visit took him to two Internally Displaced Peoples (IDP) camps, the Dalori and Bakassi camps.

Dangote was accompanied by Irish singer-songwriter and musician, Paul David Hewson, known by his stage name Bono. Bono is also a venture capitalist, businessman, and philanthropist.

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Dangote has in the past made donations to IDP camps in Borno, the hardest hit state by the Boko Haram insurgency. He announced a $10m donation to the IDPs in May this year.

More recently, he sent some 106 trucks of food items to be given to residents of the camps during the Ramadan festivities. He has also been at the forefront of calls to rebuild Borno state.

Humanitarian agencies have deplored conditions of IDPs in Nigeria’s north. The Nigerian government has also been under pressure to address the plight of people who have suffered from the Boko Haram insurgency.