Buhari: Dangote made remarkable sacrifices in ending Ebola
President Muhammadu Buhari says Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote group, made remarkable sacrifices in eradicating Ebola virus disease and polio in Nigeria.
Celebrating with Africa’s renowned businessman and philanthropist on the occasion of his 60th birthday, Buhari said the kind-hearted business mogul is a shining example to many young Nigerians.
“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,” Femi Adesina, Buhari’s special adviser on media and publicity, said in a statement.
“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.
“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.”
Buhari prayed “that the almighty God will grant Dangote more wisdom, good health and longer life to serve his country and humanity”.