“Pride of the Black Race,” That’s the new appellation for Africa’s richest man and President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote.
Kano State governor, Dr Umar Ganduje, gave Dangote the appellation on Monday while speaking at Dangote Special Day.
He said that Nigeria was lucky to be blessed with someone like Dangote who had made the country and Africa proud in different ways.
Represented by state Commissioner of Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives and Tourism Ahmad Rabiu, the Governor said Dangote was synonymous with development given the giant strides recorded in the different sectors of the economy.
He said, “Dangote Group and Dangote Foundation have touched lives in the different states in Nigeria and beyond.
“There is no household that does not use Dangote product. Everywhere you go there are Dangote products and services from which many are benefitting.
“Many sectors of the economy have been boosted – Infrastructure, Agriculture, the Mining sector, Health, Education etc, Dangote is surely a man of the people.”
Ganduje expressed gratitude to the foremost Industrialist for his contribution and support to the Fairs conducted by Kano State over the years, many of which recorded immense successes.
He said there was no doubt that the 38th Kano International Trade Fair would also be a success because Aliko Dangote was involved.
He called on leaders, wealthy individuals and organisations to emulate his unique qualities for a better society by making life a lot easier for the people especially at the grassroots.
Dangote, in his remarks said that the current administration’s diversification agenda had put the Nigerian economy on the right trajectory for growth.