Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Video - U2 frontman Bono visits displaced people of Nigeria with Aliko Dangote

Bono and Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, visited a camp of 2.3 million displaced people in Borno State, in Nigeria’s northeast region over the weekend.

The governor of Borno state, Kashim Shettima, accompanied Dangote and the Irish rock star on the trip.

On Monday, Bono and Dangote met with Nigeria’s Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa to explore the possibilities of a global partnership to address the humanitarian crisis in North-eastern part of the country through international advocacy.

In the past, Dangote has made a number of donations to refugee camps in Borno, which is the state that has been hardest hit by the Boko Haram insurgency. In May, he announced a $10 million donation to the IDPs. He also sent more than 100 trucks of food items that were distributed to the camps during the Ramadan festivities.

Humanitarian agencies have repeatedly called on the Nigerian government to address the plight of the victims of the Boko Haram attacks.

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