UPDATE: Kwara govt releases documents showing Dangote trucks contained charity items

By Nimi Princewill.


Kwara State Government has released documents authenticating its claims that the alleged “property loot” loaded in trucks spotted leaving the Government House yesterday contained charity items.

INSIDER earlier reported the heated barrage of attacks and widespread condemnation the images of the trucks generated on social media, with many alleging that the outgoing Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed was looting furniture and other properties from Government House in preparation for his exit on May, 29.

Although, a media aide to the governor, Dr Muyideen Akorede hurriedly dismissed the allegations as untrue and a figment of the imagination of the propagators, the Kwara State Government has provided fresh insight on the matter.

In a more detailed statement issued today by Dr Akorede who serves as the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications to the Kwara State governor, he stated that the loaded trucks were deliveries from Dangote Industries in consonance with the annual support by Dangote Foundation to assist state governments provide food for indigents during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

“In a letter written to the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed on May 2, 2019 and signed by the Managing Director, Aliko Dangote Foundation, Mrs. Zouera Youssoufou, the foundation informed Governor Ahmed that philanthropist, Alhaji Aliko Dangote had directed the delivery of food items in support of the government’s 2019 Ramadan programs.”

Excerpts from the full statement reveals that the State Government acknowledged receipt of the following items:

“Dangote Sugar……..200 Bundles of 10kgDangote Salt………..50 bags of 20kgDangote Spaghetti… 1,000 cartonsSemolina ……………500 Bags of 10kg bagsWheat Meal……….500 Bags of 10kg Bags”.

Governor Ahmed, in a letter attached to the press statement, affirmed to have received the deliveries, while also expressing his gratitude for the kind gesture of the Dangote Foundation who reached out to the state in a similar fashion last year.

Dr Akorede also maintained that the food items donated by the Foundation were delivered at different intervals, and the items are being distributed through Muslim groups and stakeholders withinthe 193 wards in the state every year.

He further declared that all properties belonging to the government are documented and detailed in an inventory and will be handed over to the incoming government.

Dr Akorede craved the indulgence of the public to ignore any contrary misconception peddled to bring the State Government to disrepute.

Below are pictorial evidences of correspondence between the State Government and Dangote Foundation, as well as images of the items received.


Governor Ahmed acknowledging receipt of the items
The Foundation’s letter to Kwara State Government



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