Browsing: Aliko Dangote

Excited at the share humongous size of the refinery,  Wale Tinubu, Chief Executive Officer of Oando Plc, leading oil and gas downstream sector operators who was on a guided tour of the project alongside members of the company’s senior management said “with what I have seen, this Dangote Refinery is for Nigeria and Africa.”

According to President Paul Biya, the landmark honour was conferred on Dangote in recognition of his efforts in infrastructural development of Cameroon and Africa through his cement plants. The President, at a conferment ceremony held at the Unity Palace, Yaoundé, expressed pride at Dangote’s various efforts to promote industrialisation a

He lauded the new President investors’ friendly policies since she assumed office and insisted that while the government’s role is to provide a conducive environment for investment, it is the role of private sectors to create jobs that will eventually lead to the growth and development of any nation.

President of WASU, Comrade Romans Pillah in a press briefing, held in Abuja on Thursday, described Aliko Dangote as God-sent, to the African continent and lauded him for employing more than 200,000 youths in his companies.

In a statement by Buhari’s media aide, Malam Garba Shehu, commemorating the birthday of Africa’s leading philanthropist and industry giant, the President said “the pandemic has placed enormous strain on many nations, but in our case, due to the support and cooperation of citizens like Dangote who display great empathy and sacrifice to mankind in their own ways, the burden has been made somewhat lighter for the citizens and the government.”

Dangote, President/Chief Executive of Dangote Group, wrote: “Once again, you have shown your acceptability by a landslide victory, with 43 votes out of 51. Your achievements in revolutionising the face of football in Nigeria and Africa have not gong unnoticed by your peers around the continent and beyond. Indeed, you now have a unique opportunity to showcase your competence at the global level.

This call was made by the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and Chair of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group, Amina Mohammed, while speaking at a Dangote Women’s Network webinar, titled: “Choosing to Challenge for a Win-Win: Overcoming Challenges in a Gender-Biased World.”

Today, February 22, as he marks his 65th birthday, it’s apposite to peek into the life odyssey of the man who easily typifies the true Nigerian spirit of courage and productivity even in the face of crippling headwinds. Needless to say that no comet heralded his birth but his life has been a herald of hope for humanity and the nation. And if every victory has a scar, as it’s often said, then Leo Stan Ekeh bears many scars, seen and unseen.