February 09, (THEWILL) – The President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has pledged to support the social policies and human development initiatives of the Kano State Government, aimed at easing the economic burden of the state.
A statement by the Spokesperson of Governor Abba Yusuf, Sunusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, said Dangote made the pledge when he met with Governor Abba Yusuf, at the Government House, Kano, on Friday.
Specifically, Dangote promised to support Kano to improve health, education and empowerment of the less privileged, Dawakin Tofa said.
“We are here first of all to congratulate you on your victory at the Supreme Court. I want to assure you of our support throughout your administration, maybe not only four years but eight years.
“Kano is home even though the MC addressed me as the richest black man but you can address me as Kano indigene. I am your subject and you can always call on me for cooperation to see how we develop Kano.
“And going forward, we really need to see how we can develop areas of health, education, empowerment, how do we assist the government because the government cannot do it alone.
“I want to assure you that we will continue to support you not because I am from Kano but because I know that your intentions are good.
“You have the mandate of the people and I know that it is very difficult for any human being to clap with two hands now. For now, you will be the right hand, and we will be your left hand, together we shall clap.
“So, be rest assured that we would support you and support your administration and we want to tell you that we would continue to pray for your success because your success is ours”, Dangote said.
In his remarks, Governor Yusuf solicited the support of the oil magnate for the establishment of an independent power plant to revive the ailing industries and boost the economy of the state.
Similarly, the Governor told Dangote that Kano needs the establishment of a sickle cell hospital to provide free medication for the patients.
He also appealed to the business tycoon to complete the gigantic projects initiated by the Dangote Foundation which include the Accident and Emergency ward, Surgical and Theatre complex and maternity/ pediatric building all at Murtala Muhamnad Specialists Hospital.
He noted that as the proud indigene of the state, Dangote is capable and willing to execute as many projects as possible, adding “that is why I am using the opportunity to solicit and appeal for a lot from him for the people of the state.
“I want to make a passionate appeal to you to extend your hands of assistance by completing the gigantic projects initiated by your foundation which include the Accident and Emergency ward, Surgical and Theatre complex and maternity/ Pediatric building all in Murtala Muhamnad Specialists Hospital”, Yusuf said.
In the area of infrastructure development, the governor expressed the need for Dangote to assist in the provision of modern roads, Housing, community development as well as human capital development, among others.
While appreciating the kind gesture of Aliko Dangote in the area of education and health care development, especially in the eradication of poliomyelitis, the governor assured that whatever form of support given, will be used judiciously.
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