President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, for his patriotism and wisdom towards the development of the country.
The Nigerian leader appreciated Dangote for making Nigeria and Nigerians his first priority, while setting an example for other businessmen to follow.
Buhari stated these in a statement issued on Sunday by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, on the occasion of Dangote’s 65th birthday, April 10, 2022.
The president joined family members, friends and associates to celebrate the milestone of the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group.
The President wished the business magnate greater service to God, country, and humanity, urging him to continue to put the country on the World map.
President Buhari also shared the memorable occasion with the Dangote Group, including management and members of staff, and the many visionary leaders that daily redefine the livelihood of Nigerians for the better, and drive competitiveness in the economy with a clear ranking of excellence in the provision of goods and services.
He affirmed the footprints of the business magnate in key sectors of the economy, and the remarkable results achieved in the production and supply of food items, making him a household name.
He particularly saluted his dynamism in buoying the economy through heavy investments in building Africa’s largest refinery, fertiliser manufacturing company, and cement factories.