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President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has urged private sector operators and government at all levels to adequately empower women as a means of poverty reduction. Dangote said once women have been successfully empowered to support their homes and families, poverty will gradually become a thing of the past in the country. Speaking while flagging- off the disbursement of N130 million to 13,000 women in Lafia, the Nasarawa State under the Aliko Dangote Foundation microgrant scheme, Dangote promised to do all within his power to spread his wealth across the country, towards reduction of poverty in the country. The micro-grant scheme, according to Dangote, was one of the components of the economic empowerment programme of the foundation. He said the grant was aimed at providing the disadvantaged and vulnerable in the society with an unconditional N10,000 cash transfer to boost their household income generation. “This we believe will help the beneficiaries meet their livelihood needs,” he added. BUSINESSDAY PAG 2. JUNE 1, 2016

L-R: Executive Director Dangote Industries Ltd, Fatima Aliko Dangote; Wife of Nasarawa State Governor Hajiya Salamotu Almakura; Nasarawa State Governor Tanko Almakura; Founder/Chairman, Aliko Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote; Trustee , Aliko Dangote Foundation, Halima Aliko Dangote; Managing Director/CEO, Aliko Dangote Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou, at the launching/disbursement of N130M to 13,000 vulnerable women in Nasarawa State, recently.