The charitable foundation of Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, the Aliko Dangote Foundation has pledged to participate fully in the evacuation and resettlement of many Nigerians stranded in Sudan.
The move by the Foundation was prompted by escalating clashes in Sudan, where the military and the main paramilitary force have been engaged in intense conflict, Billionaires Africa reported. The violence has claimed hundreds of lives, and many more are currently stranded on the Sudan-Egypt border due to Egypt’s visa requirements.
The foundation will work alongside the Nigerian government and Air Peace to ensure a smooth transportation process for the evacuees while also providing them with logistics and support to help them settle comfortably upon their return to Nigeria.
Zouera Youssoufo, the managing director and CEO of the Aliko Dangote Foundation, has been in communication with the management of Air Peace and the Federal Government regarding the foundation’s willingness to provide aid to stranded Nigerians.
According to her, “The Foundation will collaborate with the federal government and Air Peace in ensuring seamless transportation of the stranded Nigerians and more importantly, provide logistics and succor to the evacuees, to make them settle more comfortably when they return to Nigeria.”
She also noted that the Foundation has taken action by reaching out to relevant government agencies involved in humanitarian disaster relief interventions, expressing their eagerness to collaborate and ensure the safe return of all stranded Nigerians.
The Aliko Dangote Foundation in recent years, has become an outstanding humanitarian force not only in Nigeria but across Africa.