– Nigeria’s richest man believes Africa can be transformed with leaders like Ghana, Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire Head of States
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has heaped praises on Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo. According to the Nigerian billionaire, what Africa needs are leaders with a vision. Speaking at a forum organized by Africa Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), the Executive Chairman of the Dangote Group said the continent needs the likes of Ghana’s president to progress.
— ACET (@AcetforAfrica) April 15, 2019
“We do not need to have all 54 countries to have visionary leaders. What we need is a maximum of 20 of the likes of the presidents of #Ghana, #Rwanda and Côte d’Ivoire,” Dangote noted. Ghana’s president has actually instituted an industrial transformation through the 1 district 1 factory initiative. Also Akufo-Addo’s free SHS policy has created a positive impact even in the economic lives of beneficiaries.
Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, founded and chairs Dangote Cement, the continent’s largest cement producer. He owns nearly 85% of publicly-traded Dangote Cement through a holding company. Dangote Cement produces 45.6 million metric tons annually and has operations in 10 countries across Africa. Dangote also owns stakes in publicly-traded salt, sugar and flour manufacturing companies. Dangote Refinery has been under construction for three years and is expected to be one of the world’s largest oil refineries once complete.