President Muhammadu Buhari has rejoiced with the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on his 65th birthday.
In a congratulatory message issued by his spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, on Sunday in Abuja, Buhari joined family members, friends and associates to celebrate the milestone with the business magnate.
The president shared the memorable occasion with the Dangote Group, including management and members of staff, and the “many visionary leaders that daily redefine the livelihood of Nigerians for the better.”
He commended the Dangote Group for driving competitiveness in the economy with clear ranking of excellence in provision of goods and services.
Buhari affirmed the footprints of the consummate businessman in key sectors of the economy, and the remarkable results achieved in production and supply of food items, making him a household name.
He particularly saluted Dangote’s dynamism in buoying the nation’s economy through heavy investments in building Africa’s largest refinery, fertiliser manufacturing company and cement factories.
The president also appreciated the patriotism, simplicity and wisdom that Dangote has consistently displayed, making Nigeria and Nigerians his first priority.
He also lauded Dangote for setting example for many that “charity truly begins from home.”
Buhari wished Dangote greater service to God, country and humanity.
Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has congratulated the Nigerian business magnate and President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote on his 65th birthday.
He described Dangote, who clocks 65 on Sunday, April 10, as a renowned business man, seasoned administrator, and philanthropist who has contributed immensely to the economy and livelihood of many Nigerians.
Sanwo-Olu said the business magnate is doing a lot for Nigeria by contributing to the growth of her economy and providing jobs and empowerment for millions of people, especially youths in different parts of the country.
Governor Sanwo-Olu in a message issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, on Sunday, praised Alhaji Dangote’s contribution to the economy of Nigeria through his various manufacturing companies in different parts of the country, especially the Dangote Fertilizer Plant and the Dangote Refinery in Lekki, Lagos.
He said: “On behalf of my wife, Ibijoke, Lagos State Government, and the good people of Lagos State, I join family, friends and business associates to congratulate you (Alhaji Aliko Dangote) on your 65th birthday celebration.
“You are a blessing to your generation considering how God has been using you to put smiles on the faces of many Nigerians working in your companies. You are an employer of labour and a respected business magnate who is contributing positively to the economy of Nigeria.
“Lagos is happy to associate with you because of the tremendous work you are doing in our State by setting up two of your major companies – Dangote Fertilizer Plant and Dangote Refinery – that have provided job opportunities for thousands of Lagosians.
“We want to thank God for the grace upon your life and for using your business acumen and philanthropic gestures for good cause in our society.
“I wish you all the very best on your 65th birthday. I pray that God will grant you long life and sound health for you to continue to contribute to humanity.”
Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has also felicitated President Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, as he attains 65 on April 10.
The APC leader commended him for his numerous laudable achievements, not only as a titan of African industry, but also as a philanthropist.
In a congratulatory letter signed by him and released at the weekend by his Media Office, Asiwaju Tinubu prayed that Allah continues to extend His hand of mercy over his life and the lives of his family members and loved ones.
He said: “I offer, by this letter, hearty congratulations to you on the occasion of your 65th birthday, today. I thank Almighty Allah for His abundant blessings in your life and in the lives of all those you have touched over the years.
“I pray that Allah continues to extend His hand of mercy over your life and the lives of your family members and loved ones.
I pray the events of this day, the celebration of your life brings you lasting memories that you will treasure for the rest of your days.
“I must also take this opportunity to commend you for your many laudable achievements, not only as a titan of African industry, but also as a philanthropist.
“As you gather with your family, friends and associates to give thanks to Almighty Allah during this Holy month of Ramadan, may He hear the supplications of your heart and fill you with His peace.
“May Allah bless you with many more years of good health and happiness and may He send his angels to guide, guard and strengthen you in the years to come.”
Senate Chief Whip, Sen. Orji Kalu, felicitated with the founder and President of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on Sunday as the latter turned 65.
In a goodwill message issued in Abuja, Kalu described Dangote as an outstanding Nigerian, recognised beyond the shores of Africa for his giant accomplishments in business and humanitarian circles.
The former Abia governor stated also that Dangote is a source of inspiration for his contemporaries and for the younger generation.
Kalu acknowledged the invaluable contributions of the philanthropist to nation building through various platforms.
He added that Dangote’s business empire provided employment and wealth for millions of Nigerians.
The Senate Chief Whip prayed for long life for Dangote, noting that his good deeds would continue to speak for him.
Kalu urged the celebrant not to relent in his initiatives at improving the lot of the common man through his numerous philanthropic gestures.
“I congratulate the Founder and President of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote as he clocks 65.
“The celebrant is a household name in the business community across the globe.
“His business empire and humanitarian platforms have created jobs and wealth for Nigerians and non-Nigerians alike across the globe.
“The giant accomplishments of Dangote in all facets of life should be acknowledged and celebrated across the globe.
“The celebrant has done Africa and in particular, Nigeria proud in business and in humanity.
“I join family, friends and associates of Dangote in wishing him long life in sound health,’’ Kalu stated.
He also prayed to God to strengthen Dangote in all his endeavours.