President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has been described as a rare gem and kind hearted industrialist for nurturing trading and commercial activities in the North and across Nigeria for almost four decades.
Speaking when he visited the Dangote pavilion at the ongoing Kano International Trade Fair, Alhaji Salisu Sambajo said “I can say confidently that Aliko has been supporting us for the past 40 years, and he has lifted us up when our businesses were going under.”
Mr. Sambajo is a Kano based international business tycoon, and chairman of the Sambajo General Enterprises Limited. He’s considered one of the biggest business names in northern Nigeria.
“Aliko’s support in growing commercial activities in the North and all over the nation cannot be quantified. The history of Nigeria’s commerce, and indeed of industrialization, cannot be completed without his name topping the list. It’s only God that can reward him,” he said.
The business mogul added: “I am telling you this confidently because I am one of the beneficiaries of his generosity. No one can deny his kind-heartedness and support, and God is with such people.”
He recalled that Dangote had committed N2.5billion through the Bank of Industry for the development of small businesses in Nigeria, adding that the Fund was expected to create one million jobs.
The business mogul also recalled that Dangote had donated a staggering N2.5billion during the 2012 flooding in Nigeria.
“During the COVID -19 pandemic, we read in the news that Aliko donated N2 billion. All these are coming from one person. Nigeria should be grateful to him,” he said.
He added that: “Also, remember that at the peak of the Boko Haram crisis, Aliko Dangote had donated a housing estate worth N2 billion to the Internally Displaced persons in Borno State. I can go on and on. His interventions are so numerous.”