Posted by News Express | 15 January 2013 | 3,123 times
Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, has received praise from the Nigerian Government for his continued belief in the country as expressed through his massive investments across Nigeria.
Speaking at a public forum in Lagos, Nigeria’s Information Minister, Mr. Labaran Maku, held up Dangote as a model for other Nigerians to follow.
“Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, has continued to invest heavily in this country and has lately made expansionist decisions. There must be something good which he sees in the Nigerian economy,” Maku said through his Special Assistant, Dr. Kingsley Osadolor, at a colloquim to mark the 50th birthday of image management expert, Mr. Yomi Badejo-Okusanya, CEO of CMC Connect, Lagos.
Maku, who was the Special Guest of Honour at the event, also cited the Asians as having demonstrated that Nigeria is not as bad as some people would want the world to believe but remains a good investment destination.
“The Asians continue to pour into this country to invest,” he said. “They wouldn’t be doing so if Nigeria is not worth investing in.”
Held last week Tuesday at MUSON Centre on Lagos Island, the event had as theme, “Managing Nigeria’s Image: Whose Responsibility?” It attracted eminent speakers such as former ministers Ike Nwachukwu (foreign affairs) and Dora Akunyili (information and communication).
•Photo: Aliko Dangote.
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