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  • Updated: February 02, 2024

Senegal's honour on Dangote testifies his contributions to Africa's economic growth — Abbas

Senegal's honour on Dangote testifies his contributions to A

Aliko Dangote

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, (Dr) Abbas Tajuddeen has declared that Senegal's honour on Alhaji Aliko Dangote was an affirmation of his contributions to Africa's economic growth.

The Speaker on Friday congratulated Dangote who is the President of one of the Africa's largest conglomerate, Dangote Group, on his conferment with Senegal’s highest national honour, the National Order of the Lion by President Macky Sall.

He said: "I applaud Alhaji Aliko Dangote for his industry, enterprise and commitment to creating jobs and economic opportunities for our brothers and sisters in Nigeria and across Africa, as well as contributing to their economies, which this honour further affirms. 

"These impacts have provided the needed shock absorbers for individuals and families as a buffer complementing socioeconomic drive of governments in the subregion. 

"I, therefore, congratulate Alhaji Dangote for this honour and recognition, and wish him the very best in his endeavours."

Musa Abdullahi Krishi, the Speaker's Special Adviser on Media and Publicity made this known in a statement on Friday.

The statement partly reads: "Speaker Abbas noted that the Senegal's highest national honour bestowed on Dangote was a testimony of his attributes as a worthy business ambassador of not just Nigeria but also the entire African continent.

"He added that the recognition showed Senegal's appreciation of the fact that Alhaji Aliko Dangote is not just a business mogul but an outstanding industrialist with a far-reaching impact both within and outside his country of origin, Nigeria. 

"The National Order of the Lion is an Order from Senegal instituted on October 22,1960, and awarded for both civil and military distinguished contributions.

"The Order is one of two Senegalese national Orders, the other one being the Order ofMerit."

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