The Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has said private sector collaboration is critical in the fight against poverty.
AbdulRasaq called on corporate organizations and well heeled individuals to continue supporting Government in lifting as many people as possible out of penury.
The Governor who was represented by his Deputy Kayode Alabi said Government is particularly grateful to have private sectors committing their funds to lift citizens out of extreme poverty by giving non-refundable micro grants.
He made this known on Wednesday at Bode Sadu area of the state where the Aliko Dangote flagged off the disbursement of N10,000 micro grants each to 16,000 rural women across the state.
The Group Executive Director,Government and Strategic Relations,Aliko Dangote Group, Engr. Mansur Ahmed said the event was part of the 10bn Programme designed to fight poverty and hunger in Nigeria by the Foundation.
Engr. Mansur mentioned that the goal of the Foundation is to cover the entire Nation by the end of 2022.
Mrs Rebecca Adewara responding on behalf of the beneficiaries thanked the Aliko Dangote Foundation and also Kwara state Government for the intervention.39