Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State has said the Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, understands Nigerians better than most politicians.
Naija News reports that the Bauchi governor said this on Tuesday when officials of Dangote Foundation paid him a courtesy visit.
He praised Dangote, who is Africa’s richest man, for empowering women and the vulnerable in the country.
“He has shown it by his pedigree as a person who has excelled in business and commerce and of course, lending support in terms of empowerment to the less privileged is there for everybody to see,” Mohammed said.
“He is not only building institutions like education and health all over the world but also going down to the vulnerable groups, the informal sector that is keeping Nigeria and putting food on the table.
“By this foresight, he has shown that at least he understands Nigeria better than most of us that are politicians because he knows the people taking care of the family.”
While pleading with Dangote to invest in Bauchi, Mohammed said such investment will be protected.
“We know the pedigree and capacity of Dangote Group, what they set out to do, they do it scientifically and systematically,” he said.
“I’m pleading with you to come and look at what we have here. We have peace in Bauchi and your investment will be protected because it’s the most peaceful state in northern Nigeria.”