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Hearty cheers as Aliko Dangote clocks 60


Aliko Dangote

Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, remains grand, like the nurturant guardian, whose tenderness and warmth blesses the land. At 60, Dangote has blossomed into a man of affluence and integrity.

Sixty years may be a tiny fraction of time, but the Chairman of Dangote Group looms large across generations.

The story of his exquisite growth and climb in the ladder of life resonates with a pleasant peal. To his several staff, family, friends, beneficiaries and other loved ones, his smiles have been their anchor and his shoulders their rampart of comfort.

Dangote’s sense of humanity, they claim, depicts his love of life and undying compassion for the needy and less privileged.

Born on April 10, 1957 into a wealthy family Muslim family in Kano State, he studied Business at the Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt and thereafter returned to Nigeria to borrow from his uncle, Sanusi Abdulkadir Dantata, who eventually gave him a loan of N500, 000 when he was just 21 to start his own business.

Thus, the Dangote Group, which was established in 1977 as a small trading firm, is today a multi-billion-naira conglomerate, with operations spread across Africa.

There is no doubt that he has done well for himself in the socio-political and economic mille.

As he turns 60 on Monday, April 10, family, friends and business associates have lined up activities to celebrate the man of means.

Congratulations have been pouring forth for Dangote from people in all walks of life, especially those whose lives he had touched in more ways than one.

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