[Birthday]–President Muhammadu Buhari and Senate President Bukola Saraki have felicitated with Africa’s richest man and the owner of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote as he clocks 60 years.
Buhari in a statement signed by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, praises Dangote for his patriotism and kind heartedness in making sacrifices to safeguard the health of the nation, most remarkably the polio and Ebola interventions.
“President Buhari joins 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.
“The President believes 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.
“As Dangote clocks 60, President Buhari commends the humility, simplicity and cosmopolitan outlook of the entrepreneur who defies ethnic and religious persuasions in extending support to the poor and vulnerable, providing employment opportunities without discrimination, while inspiring and mentoring young Nigerians to greatness.” He added.
Saraki on the other hand praises Dangote for his success in different industries across the continent.
This is contained in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki described Dangote as a business guru, philanthropist, role model, and Africa’s biggest industrialist.
“Alhaji, you are Nigeria’s flagbearer across Africa as you make success of different industries across the continent and we are proud of you,” the Senate President said.
“It is our prayer that Almighty Allah (swt) will continue to endow you with more wisdom, great energy, good health and immeasurable grace to serve humanity for many more years.
“Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns.”
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