President of the Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, who is known for his wealth and his philanthropism, has reiterated his position on job creation.
He told 10 governors under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum at the Dangote Industrial Complex in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, Dangote said that he would continue to invest in different sectors in the country so as to create jobs and empower youths.
“We will continue to make you proud, invest in Nigeria, create jobs and invest where we belong. We promise we will spend more money going forward. You can see the challenges we are facing here but as soon as we finish, we intend to assist a lot of Nigerians by pumping money into health, education and capital development,” he said.
The governors, who were present during the facility tour of Dangote Refinery, Dangote Fertiliser, port and jetty around the Lekki Free Trade Zone include Chairman of the NGF and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State; Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State; Simon Lalong of Plateau State; and Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State.
Others were Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State; Godwin Obaseki of Edo State; Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State; and Abdulfatai Abdulrazaq of Kwara State.
Punch reported that Fayemi praised Africa’s richest man for his commitment, hard work and dedication while speaking on behalf of the governors. He described the visit as inspiring while encouraging public officials, especially those associated with the industry, to endeavour to also visit the industrial complex so they could offer support in ways they could.
“We have been inspired by your vision, hard work and sense of possibility. You have made us to appreciate that Nigeria can go places if only we are visionary and determined.
“We want to use the opportunity to thank you for all the support you have rendered to the Nigerian Governors’ Forum alongside your friend, Bill Gates, particularly our recent trip to Washington, which you contributed a great deal. Your foundation continues to work on human capital development, primary health care development,” Fayemi said.