Nigerian billionaire, Aliko Dangote has been named by Forbes Africa as ‘Person of the Year 2014’. On Thursday, December 4, 2014 in Nairobi, Kenya. The panel of judges concluded Dangote was a perfect fit said
“Aliko Dangote is a lion of Africa in terms of business. He is second to none when it comes to investing in Africa, not just Nigeria.” He is also a capitalist with a big heart. He puts his money where his mouth is and his foundation is a step forward for a man who wants to make a difference on the continent,”
Aliko Dangote dedicated his award to his native land, Nigeria.
The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Donald Kaberuka, Thuli Madonsela, South African advocate and the nation’s Public Protector, who helped draft the country’s constitution in 1994 and named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People this year, Arunma Oteh, the director-general of the Securities and Exchange Commission responsible for the regulation of the country’s capital markets, which includes the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, were among the finalists…
Aliko Dangote is the richest man in Africa and the world’s 23rd richest man this year.
Once again congratulations Alhaji Aliko Dangote!
Keep up the good work!
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