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Gift items, which include sugar,
salt, spaghetti, rice, danvita, and
wheat meal from billionaire,
Aliko Dangote have allegedly been
rejected by the Minister of the
Federal Capital Territory (FCT),
Alhaji Muhammad Bello.
According to a report by ThisDay Newspaper,
the food items, which were donated by the
Dangote’s Foundation for the Internally
Displaced Persons (IDP) in Abuja, were turned
down by the Minister with no reason.
It was further reported that all pleas to make
Bello realise the main essence of the gesture
fell on deaf ears as the minister, who was said
to be in a meeting at the time of delivery,
gave directives for the items to be returned.
However, the Special Adviser to the FCT
Minister on Media, Abubakar Sani, has denied
the allegations saying nothing of such
Sani denied the report that the FCT
Administration (FCTA) rejected the purported
gift from Dangote Foundation to the IDPs
saying “FCTA is not aware of any donations and
therefore, not in the position to neither reject
nor accept the said gift items. I asked who saw
the said gifts and the answer was no one did.”
The Dangote Foundation, allegedly took the
gift to the FCT as part of its mandate to give
especially in the holy month of Ramadan for
the indigent and the vulnerable in the society.
Dangote Foundation has become synonymous
with the donation of money and food
materials to the less privileged and victims of
other disasters across the country.