Posted by: beninmwangi | April 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Aliko Dangote!

allAfrica.com: Nigeria: Tribute to Aliko Dangote at 50 (Page 1 of 2): “By all account, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, who has just turned 50 years today, is an instant toast of writers and tribute-payers because there is much to say in admiration of this extra-ordinary personality. Even the most dyed-in-the-wool cynics will find something complimentary to say about the man, Aliko Dangote as the elements seem to be well-mixed in this one individual.

Unarguably, one risks the temptation of being carried away when faced with the task of paying tribute to such a celebrated personality, perfect gentleman and a personification of excellence. This notwithstanding, I hoplwill be able to unravel the inner man of the celebrant. A
Africa 2007

I was privileged to be appointed on the Board of Benue Cement Company Pic. three years ago as a representative of the Benue State Government and Dangote is the core-investor and Chairman of the Board. This brought me into contact with him, thus affording me the rare opportunity to study this remarkable genius from a close range.

Nigeria needs the likes of Aliko Dangote in various fields of endeavour politics. government, business and the society in general for us to be able to evolve a higher standard of public character essential for the moral growth of the society.

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