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Dangote Empowers 16,000 Rural Women in All Kwara LG




Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF), on Wednesday, empowered a total of 16,000 women in all the 16 local governments area of Kwara State. Each of the 16 thousand rural women were given the sum of N10,000 each, to help boost their petty trade and also start new businesses.


In all, a total of N160,000 million were given to the rural women in a funfair event, held in Moro Local Government area of Kwara State.


Deputy Governor of the state, who stood in for the Governor, Abdulraham Abdulrasaq, lauded the  ADF empowerment programme and described it as part of the key economic tools needed toboost the socio-economic activities of the rural areas, and ultimately the state.


He said “This Aliko Dangote Foundation empowerment programme will impact positively on the socio-economic activity of our state.  We are so pleased with this and cannot thank Aliko Dangote enough.  We don’t want people to come and unnecessarily populate the urban areas, we want to encourage people to stay in the rural areas and add value to the respective lives and also to the state economy. This indeed is a noble gesture”


Dangote’s Group Executive Director, Government and Strategic Relations, Eng. Ahmed Mansur, who represented Aliko Dangote said “…To Aliko Dangote, whom much is given, much is expected. Dangote is being blessed by Allah and he enjoys sharing some of his blessings with the people around him. This investment in the rural areas will circulate well in this rural areas and also boost the economy of the state eventually…We are going to do this on all the local governments in Nigeria.


In the same vein, the Managing Director and Chief executive of ADF, Zouera Youssoufou, explained that the empowerment programme is an ongoing activity of the Foundation and that while some Local Governments have been covered already, all rural women in the local governments, across the the country will benefit from this noble gesture from Aliko Dangote.


She said: ” … the focus is on women because we all need to note that once you support a woman, you are supporting the whole family and the multiplier effect of that will be very great… We have done several states in the past and today we are also doing for kwara, empowering 1,000 women for each of the 16 local governments in kwara. Each of the women gets 10,000 each, to be disbursed immediately and concluded within the next three weeks all across the state…


It would be recalled that the same ADF recently  launched a major philanthropic programme in Zamfara State, doling out food items running into several millions of naira to support victims of insurgency.


The farmers-herders clash and sporadic attacks by cattle rustlers have displaced thousands, many of whom are currently seeking refuge at Maradun Local Government Area of the State.

According to official reports over 3,000 people have been killed, about 100,000 displaced, of which about 30,000 are in Maradun LG, and over 500 people kidnapped.


Group Executive Director Government Relations and Strategic Relations Mansur Ahmed who presented the food items on behalf of the Group President Aliko Dangote said the Foundation was supporting the government and traditional leaders in meeting the needs of the IDPs.


Only recently Mr. Dangote was rated the world’s 6th largest donors, and Africa’s richest person for almost a decade. His Aliko Dangote Foundation has been endowed with a staggering $1.25billion. He was also listed by Forbes Magazine among the 75 people that make the world turn.


Dangote Foundation had also injected over N7billion to create succor in North East in the wake of the Boko Haram insurgency.


Mr. Ahmed, an Engineer, said Mr. Dangote was very disturbed about the plight of the displaced persons and quickly directed that everything possible is done to provide succor.


Mr. Ahmed said the company was building a 200000-ton capacity of rice mill in Maradun and that when completed this year it would create hundreds of job opportunities for the people of Zamfara State.


Responding, the Emir of Maradun Muhammad Garba Tambari said he was highly elated as the company is the first to intervene by providing food support for displaced persons.


He commended Mr Dangote for the gesture and promise to help secure his investment in his Emirate.


Chairman of the Maradun Local Government Alhaji Yahayah Shehu Maradun thanked the Dangote Foundation for the gesture and pray God to continue to bless the Dangote business.


It would also be recalled that the Federal government, also recently revealed that the N1.2billion hostel donated by the Aliko Dangote Foundation to Ahmadu Bello University Zaria is the single largest donation by an individual in the history of Universities in Nigeria.


Executive Secretary of the National University Commission (NUC) Professor Abubakar Adamu Rasheed who represented President Muhammadu Buhari at the commissioning of the Aliko Dangote Hall extended the Federal Government’s appreciation to the President of the Dangote Group.


The President said: “You have done what no other Nigerian has done since 1948 when the first university was founded. This is the single largest intervention by any individual in any university in this country in the 70 years history of our university. So I congratulate Alhaji Aliko Dangote.”


A visibly elated Governor of Kaduna State Nasir Ahmad el-Rufai who is also an alumnus of the university hailed Alhaji Aliko Dangote for the giant project.

He described Dangote’s generosity as unprecedented, especially his support for education.


Speaking the Vice-Chancellor of the University Professor Ibrahim Garba  said Mr. Dangote will forever remain dear to the Ahmadu Bello University.


He added:” The student population of ABU is over 50,000, made up of about 35,000 undergraduates and about 15,000 postgraduates. Every year, 11,500 undergraduates and about 6,000 postgraduates are admitted while about 6,000 undergraduates and 3,000 postgraduates respectively graduate. In any one academic year, we are only able to accommodate about 13,000 students on our two campuses.”


The Vice Chancellor said:” We are happy that Alhaji Aliko Dangote has fulfilled the pledge he made in 2016 to build 10 blocks of hostels for Ahmadu Bello University’s student to improve their living condition.


“We may accommodate six students per room. This will certainly go a long way in ameliorating the accommodation scarcity bedeviling the university.


“We thank Alhaji Aliko Dangote for his intervention, we thank member of the Aliko Dangote Foundation and the entire Dangote Family. This is unprecedented for us we can’t ask for anything more except if he thinks of anything he wants to add on his own volition.”


KINGBuilder Honour Customers As Company Celebrates 10th Anniversary




In celebrating its 10 years of business operations in Nigeria, a celebration tagged ‘A Decade of Innovative Housing Solution Delivery’, a leading Nigeria’s real estate development agency, KINGBuilder Marketing Management Limited, owner of Orisun Estates has rolled out massive 10% discount for its customers on any property purchased from the company within the anniversary period.



The agency, which started operations February 10, 2011 got registered with the CAC on May 17, 2011, hit the 10-year milestone May 17, 2021.



Over the years, the company have developed, marketed and managed various housing projects with estate locations in all south western regions of Nigeria, industrial and commercial axis of Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja under its mass housing development scheme called ‘ORISUN ESTATES’ to ease the home ownership journey of Nigerians both at home and in diaspora.


The Orisun Estates Land Scheme and Orisun Estates Housing Scheme offers affordability and payment flexibility to subscribers such that with as low as a monthly payment of N25,000 and N200,000, one can become a proud land owner and home owner in the schemes respectively with their unique selling point of the deposit and start building proposition.


Just last year, the company modified an existing housing scheme called the ‘ORISUN HOMES BA-PAY SCHEME’. The BA-Pay (Build As You Pay In Installment) Scheme offers customers the opportunity to own their dream homes with the convenience of payment flexibility up to 60 months. The company acts as the building professionals for the clients and all the customer needs to do is to sit back and watch as magic is been created and delivered. Also, an all-new initiative- THE ORISUN ESTATES INVESTMENT PLAN was launched towards the tail end of the year 2020.


The Orisun Estates Investment Plan is a call for subscribers to partner with KINGBuilder Marketing Management Limited, to trade professionally in the real estate market to get investment returns up to 300%.


More details about Orisun Estates and many other KINGBuilder Limited services and offers are available on the company’s official website; and across all their social media platforms.


In the testimony of Mr. David Dako, a customer of the company, “KINGBuilder Limited is indeed a company that makes houses made and fit only for kings and I am more than proud to do business with them over and over again”.



The Managing Director, KINGBuilder Marketing Management Limited, Mr. Babatope Aguntasolo, described the achievement as a product of grace and immense support received from clients who had reposed enough trust on the organization to deliver on their promises over the last 10 years.



He said, “It is with so great pride to celebrate the 10 years of our existence in the highly competitive and fast growing real estate sphere and I’m highly excited about this milestone.


Gratitude to God is the bedrock upon which our services and operations are built. Thanksgiving is the core of our operations. All deserved glory and praise must be given to God, who has guided our path every step of the way, and also to our amazing clients and customers.


This last decade is dedicated to our client base that gave us the opportunity to serve and become their major partners towards owing their dream homes with ease. We also must appreciate our major partner, Orisun Tv, and other stakeholders (staff, ambassadors, consultants, clients and contractors) for believing in the vision and supporting the vision fully towards making the vision a reality. It is undeniable that everyone’s input can be recorded in the success story that we are now celebrating today.


He assured their customer-base and subscribers of a continued intriguing customer service experience which they have always been known for and promised that plans are in place to meet their subscriber’s satisfactions and when clients look back at the next decade, they would be proud to have made a choice to partner with the organization.


He also introduced the Special 10th Anniversary Promo offer where their new and existing customers gets a massive 10% discount off the prices of all projects of KINGBuilder Limited (Orisun Estates, Orisun Homes, Orisun Homes BA-Pay Scheme and the KINGBuilder City Estates). This promo which will be running all through May 2021 affords free documentation, free building consultation and the opportunity to key into the Deposit and Build Innovation (Deposit 70% of the promo price and start your building project immediately)


He closed by saying “In 10 years of operation, we can boast of having provided long lasting housing solutions and real estate investment portfolios to over 5000 subscribers both locally and internationally, with multiple awards of excellence to show for it. As our way of thanking our customers, we would be launching our 10th year special anniversary promo with our customers enjoying 10% discount on all our projects.


I would finally like to restate that we would continue to run with our mission- to provide housing solutions through reliable and our unbeatable offers and our passion- to see housing available to Nigerians like Sim card and phones, so that we can continue to say that you can count on us to make your dream home a reality”
As part of the activities for the celebration, the series of lined up programs rounded off with the organization hosting its clients on Monday, May 17 2021 in their Lagos Headquarters office and all other branch office to a fanfare to join in the anniversary celebrations and finally concluding with a virtual thanksgiving session on Friday May 21, 2021 at the Lagos Headquarters.

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Humanitarian Gesture: 40 Sponsored Students By Kayode Badru Graduates From Aciatech School Of Art




Popular Lagos big boy Kayode Badru on Friday witnessed the graduation of the 40 students he sponsored to Academy For Innovative Art And Technology ( Aciatech ).



The event took place at Excellence Hotel Conference hall Ogba Aguda, Ijaiye Lagos.



The Royal father of the was Alaguda of Agudaland, His Royal Highness Oba Akeem Agbaosi ‘Ewe Obaja 1’, in the kebiesi’s entourage we also have Dr. Dayo Banjo the “Basegun” of Agudaland and the Oloriodo of the land Chief Kunle Familola.



However, chief Rotimi Ajanaku, Dare Santana, Hon. Fateema Mohammed, Chief Femi Davies, Biodun Kupoluyi among others were honoured with a portrait art picture drawn by Professor Lukman Yekinni Showunmi who is also the founder of the Academy.



Speaking with newsmen on this humanitarian gesture , Kayode Badru said there is need to do such programme in other to encourage the youths and also give back to the society.



Also , professor Showunmi gave thanks to others Like Fuji Star, Wasiu Alabi Pasuma, Adewale Ayuba, Aare Gani Adams among others who have also sponsored students to the school of Art.

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