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Nigerian Leader Greets Aliko Dangote At 66


Nigerian Leader Greets Aliko Dangote At 66

President Muhammadu Buhari has greeted leading businessman and philanthropist, Aliko Dangote, as he marks his 66th birthday, wishing him a long, healthy life and a joyful year ahead.

In a message, President Buhari commended Dangote for the numerous efforts he is making for Nigeria’s progress.

“Hearty congratulations and best wishes to the illustrious businessman Aliko Dangote on his birthday. 

“He has given new heights to Nigeria’s prestige and global reputation. May the Almighty give him the strength and wisdom to do even more for the nation,” he said.


Aliko Dangote is the founder, chairman, and CEO of the Dangote Group, the largest industrial conglomerate in Africa.

According to Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Dangote’s net worth is estimated at US$19.9 billion as of April 2023, making him the richest person in Africa and the richest black person and 83rd in the world

He owns 85% of publicly-traded Dangote Cement through a holding company.

Dangote Cement has the capacity to produce 48.6 million metric tons annually and has operations in 10 countries across Africa.

After many years in development, Dangote’s fertilizer plant in Nigeria began operations in March 2022.

Dangote Refinery has been under construction since 2016 and is expected to be one of the world’s largest oil refineries once complete.


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