AS he clocks the diamond age today, the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said his belief in Nigeria’s economic potential remains unshaken.
This was just as President Muhammadu Buhari, on Sunday, felicitated with the Africa’s renowned businessman and philanthropist, on his birthday.
The business mogul and famed Africa’s richest man said in Lagos at the weekend, while speaking with a group of businessmen in his office, that his passion for the workability of Nigeria’s economy had been the impetus that underlined his investment decisions, reiterating his common mantra that “Nigeria is the world’s best kept secret.”
Dangote, whose birthday would be commemorated with the planting of 60 trees at the site of his refinery and petrochemical company, was extolled by President Buhari in statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina.
President Buhari said he joined the business world, Dangote’s friends and family in congratulating the Forbes’ rated richest African and black man for his patriotism and kind-heartedness in always making sacrifices to safeguard the health of the nation, most remarkably the polio and Ebola interventions.
He expressed belief that the global business mogul remains a shining example of the virtues of choosing entrepreneurship from an early age, treading the path of diligence, perseverance and continuous learning to build some of the world’s largest manufacturing and distribution companies, with household names in Nigeria and beyond.
Also, former Lagos State governor, Senator Bola Tinubu, congratulated the astute businessman and philantrophist, Dangote, on his 60th birthday, describing him as an inspiration to many people.