Africans on the TIME 100 List
Aliko Dangote (Nigeria)- The wealthy Humanitarian
"My Grandfather once told me; "The soul of business is not making money but making people happy"
This business magnate is known for his wealth but you should also remember that he is a very active humanitarian.
He founded the Dangote foundation, a charity organization that has been known to donate funds to several causes in Nigeria.
Some of the Foundation’s activities in Nigeria include, N1 billion for Nigerian universities including N500 million for development of a business school in Bayero University and N100 million for the proposed Otuoke University in Bayelsa State
The Foundation also disbursed N230 million to women in Kogi State as a micro grant as part of the Kogi Human Capital Development initiative.
In order to alleviate the suffering of communities in Jos suffering from effects of a prolonged ethno-religious crises in 2010, the Dangote Foundation made a donation of relief materials worth N50 million to the community leaders.
The Foundation donated $2 million to the World Food Programme as part of efforts to help Pakistani nationals devastated by floods in the year 2010.
In 2012, the organization partnered with the Bill & Melinda gates foundation to help eradicate polio in Nigeria.
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