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Buhari, Saraki, Tinubu Celebrate Dangote At 60


By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) — The trio of the President, Muhammadu Buhari; Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki; and former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, have warmly felicitated with renowned Africa businessman, philanthropist and Chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, on his 60th birthday.

Buhari, on Sunday, 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.

“President Buhari 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.

“The President acknowledges Dangote’s role in bolstering the economy through continuous engagement and counseling of governments on best practices in promoting the ease of doing business.

“He prays that the almighty God will grant Dangote more wisdom, good health and longer life to serve his country and humanity,” Femi Adesina,
Special Adviser to the President (Media & Publicity), said in a statement.

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 flag bearer across Africa as you make success of different industries across the continent and we are proud of you.

“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,” Saraki said.

Tinubu, in a letter he personally signed and sent to Dangote, who will clock 60 on Monday, April 10, Tinubu commended the business mogul for his boldness and bravery in taking the business risks he took, which he said have now paid off.

He said Dangote has broken all business barriers and is now helping to industrialise Africa, with the operations of his Dangote Group in 17 African countries and beyond.

“Dear Alhaji Dangote, my family and I congratulate you on your 60th birthday.

“Your life has been an inspiration to many. From a lowly background, you rose to the top by dint of hard work and perseverance.

“The boldness and bravery you demonstrated in taking the business risks you took have paid off. You have shown that with resilience, we can always convert risks and challenges to opportunities.

“Today, you are that African man that has broken all barriers. With operations in over 17 African countries including Nigeria, the awesome Dangote Group you established is helping to industrialise Africa.

“You have made people and made lives a lot better through the employment opportunities you have created and your other humanitarian activities.

“I wish you many more years in life. I pray that Allah grants all you need to continue to impact the lives of many more people,” he said in the letter dated April 9, 2017, and released through a statement by his Media Office.

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