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Dangote arrived in Lagos 45 years ago with nothing.



Aliko Dangote, the richest man in Africa, was congratulated on Monday by Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu for the opening of the Dangote Refinery in the state’s Ibeju-Lekki neighborhood.

Sanwo-Olu characterized Dangote as a detribalized person who recognized the state’s wealth and invested in the development of Lagos and Nigeria.

Approximately 45 years ago, according to the governor of Lagos State, Dangote arrived in Lagos with nothing. Today, he is the richest person in Africa.

However, he claimed that the Nigerian billionaire had created the largest empire in the world for Africa during the time of his residence in Lagos.

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“Those of us who, like me, have made Lagos our home will attest that since the

In the current democratic system, Lagos State’s government has been particularly noteworthy for its dedication to and support of the private sector.

“The State government has indeed demonstrated great commitment to promoting an investment friendly climate, which made it possible for Our Group to invest over $30 billion in various industries in the state economy over that period, from the tenure of the President-elect, H.E. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who established the Lekki Free Zone, to the current governor, H.E. Babajide Sanwolu, who has been most proactive in ensuring the successful execution of this project.

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Sanwo-Olu continued by expressing his gratitude to the Lagos State government and its succeeding governors for their steadfast support of the favorable business environment in Lagos.

President Muhammadu Buhari, who also spoke at the commissioning, asserted that Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s incoming administration will build on the success of the Dangote refinery.

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“I am confident that His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who will take over as my successor, will continue to improve our economy and business climate while focusing on the framework of our government partnership to hasten the growth of our economic development.

“I will be leaving our economy in capable hands, and I thank the chairman, the board of directors, and the management of the Dangote Group for their significant contributions to the industrialization of our nation’s and our continent’s economies,” the president said.


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