Leadership 2018: Dangote bags Africa’s greatest giver Award
By Hajia Jamila Nuhu Musa
The President C/E Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has won ‘the Philanthropic Person of the Year 2018 Award’ by the Leadership Newspapers.
The Newspaper said it recognises Aliko Dangote as Africa’s Greatest Giver and merits the Award.
“His heart and his generosity are as expanse as the size of a vault”.
In his response, Africa’s richest man, Aliko said that giving back to the Society gives him a sense of purpose in life.
Represented by GED of the Group, Engr.Mansur Ahmed, the foremost Business Tycoon said giving back to the Society helps him contribute to the common good.
He maintained that the gesture is also in line with his Conglomerate’s vision to improving the lot of the people.
Through his diversified businesses he has used his wealth to impact positively on humanity in general and the less-privileged in particular.
Aliko, is a proud recipient of numerous laurels both within and outside the Country in recognition of his achievements, and philanthropy-‘the most admired African brand’, ‘African Business man of the Year’, ‘the most Influential African,’ ‘Forbes Africa Person of the Year amongst others.
Chairman, Leadership Group, Sam-Nda Isaiah said in recognition of the giant strides, and Aliko’s unprecedented good works for the year 2018, the Leadership Group had tagged him “Philanthropic Aliko” .The Publisher said the Awards are presented to people who have distinguished themselves more than their peers in the same category and pledged to maintain the paper’s integrity and high standard of choice of Awardees.
The theme of the high- impact Leadership Conference, “Multi-Party Democracy, Stability and Peaceful Election: Connecting the Dots”, focused on suggestions for free, fair, credible and peaceful elections next week.
It also gave suggestions on the way politicans should conduct themselves, and the constitutional threshold for conducting the elections by INEC.
The event was graced by royal fathers- the Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Oba Aladetoyinbo Ogunlade Aladelusi of Akure Kingdom, Elder Statesman, Alhaji Ahmed Joda, Justice Sylvanus Nsofor, Ministers and representaives of Governors, agencies and organisations.
In their good will messages, they called on government, traditional rulers and Nigerians to shun violence, corrupt practices and greed and only strive for unity of Nigeria.