By Ezra Odogu
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.”