The Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Aliko Dangote Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou, stated this.
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The beneficiaries are among 112 persons under 40 years of age, selected as Young Global Leaders by WEF, from across 56 countries.
Additionally, the Foundation has concluded plans to extend the disbursement of the micro grant programme to Ogun, Osun, Kwara, Edo, Rivers, Anambra, Ebonyi and Bauchi States as part of the next phase of this programme.
According to the United Nations Children Fund, malnutrition is a direct or underlying cause of 45 per cent of all deaths of under-five children, and Nigeria has the second highest burden of stunted children in the world, with a national prevalence rate of 37 per cent of children under-five.
Updating media on the latest donations by CACOVID in Lagos on Monday, the Managing Director and CEO of Aliko Dangote Foundation, who doubles as an administrator of CACOVID, Zouera Youssoufou, said the provision of oxygen to all the isolation centres across the country was made available by a key partner of CACOVID, Raj Gupta of African Industries Group, at no cost, immediately the request for oxygen was made from the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19.
The commissioning of the 200 housing units for IDPs in Borno State, which has been slated for later this month, according to the CEO of Aliko Dangote Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou, is coming as the Foundation has also completed the construction of a state-of-the-art hostel in Ahmadu Bello University Zaria.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou, who made the disclosure to the News Agency of Nigeria in Kaduna, said 13 states would benefit from the intervention plan in the next five years.