His Excellency Umaru Tanko Almakura has commended and appreciated the Dangote Group for their consistent support, care and collaboration with Nasarawa State , as they provide donation of fifty Million Naira to support the efforts of government .
Gov. Almakura made this known as he received a high powered delegation from the Dangote Group at the Government House Lafia , who were visiting on behalf of Alh. Aliko Dangote and the Dangote Group of Companies to commiserate with the people of Nasarawa State and express their sympathy about the unfortunate incident that uncured resulting in establishing of 12 Internally Displaced Persons camps which have 25000 persons seeking refuge in the various locations.
Gov. Almakura made it known he was happy and delighted at the gesture , stating “ that at a time like this when one is faced with challenges that are so over whelming it is the time you will be able to realise your friends , associates and people who care for you.”
He described their visit as a clear testimony that the Dangote Group is a caring and supportive conglomerate and a very good friend of the people of Nasarawa State, stating that the visit and the people on the delegation shows a lot about what Dangote thinks about Nasarawa State, which to the state is fundamental , reassuring and pleasing, to add to it Nasarawa state is generously presented with fifty Million Naira to augment and support some of the challenges.
The Governor requested they extend the appreciation of the people of Nasarawa State to Alh. Aliko Dangote, Governor Almakura made it known that Alh. Aliko Dangote had earlier called him to commiserate with him.
Speaking earlier, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule made it known that they were there to sympathize with the governor and the good people of Nasarawa state on behalf of the Alh. Aliko Dangote over all that had happened that in Nasarawa State.
Engr. A. A. Sule tasked the people of the state to continue to live in peace stating that the Dangote family knowns the importance of peace , co-existence harmony and the importance of people being able to live together, stating that only with peaceful co-existence would there be development and investors coming in to the state , bringing opportunities for the people .
He explained the importance of peace in development giving examples of Lebanon and other places which problems had halted development.
Engr. Sule stated that it was in line with their culture at Dangote to support government efforts as he presented a donation of fifty million Naira to Nasarawa State.