Superstar Singer Bono And Dangote Visit Displaced People In Borno State.

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.

 

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Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo (C) flanked by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote (L) and ONE campaign international rock star artist, Bono pose for a photograph during their courtesy visit to the presidency in Abuja, on August 29, 2016.ONE campaign advocacy organisation led by international rock star artist Bono, accompanied with Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, were at the presidential villa to discuss the possibilities of a global partnership to address the humanitarian crisis in the northeast Nigeria with two million displaced people including children through international advocacy. / AFP / STRINGER

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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