By Aliyu Dangida
President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has been described as a rare gem and kind-hearted industrialist for nurturing trading and commercial activities in North and across Nigeria for almost four decades.
Speaking when he visited the Dangote pavilion at the ongoing Kano International Trade Fair, Alhaji Salisu Sambajo, said: “I can confidently say that Aliko has been supporting us for the past 40 years, and he has lifted our businesses”
Mr. Sambajo is a Kano-based international business tycoon and Chairman of Sambajo General Enterprises Limited is equally considered as one of the biggest business moguls in northern Nigeria.
“Aliko’s support in growing commercial activities in the North and all over the nation cannot be quantified. The history of Nigeria’s commerce, and indeed of industrialization, cannot be completed without his name topping the list. It’s only God that can reward him.
“I am telling you this confidently because I am one of the beneficiaries of his generosity. No one can deny his kindheartedness and support, and God is with such people.” said Sambajo.
He recalled that Mr. Dangote had committed billions of naira through Bank of Industry for the development of small businesses in Nigeria, adding that the Fund was expected to create one million jobs.
The business mogul also recalled that Mr. Dangote had supported the Federal Government with billions of naira during the 2012 flooding in Nigeria.
“During the Covid-19 pandemic, we are all living witness about his donations of billions of naira. All these are coming from one person. Nigeria should be grateful to him.
“Remember that at the peak of the Boko Haram crisis, Aliko Dangote had donated a housing estate worth billions to the Internally Displaced persons in Borno State. I can go on and on. His interventions are so numerous”. He noted.
Mr. Sambajo described the upcoming Dangote Refinery as a legacy project that will positively impact the country’s economy.
Hotpen reports that, Dangote Group is the major sponsor of the ongoing 44th Kano International Trade Fair.