Nigeria- Saturday 10, April 2021: President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Alhaji Aliko Dangote on his 64th birthday, describing him as a ‘corona warrior’.
The President’s greetings was contained in a statement titled: ‘President Buhari salutes Dangote on birthday, commends his exemplary efforts during pandemic’, which was issued on Saturday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu.
Shehu noted that the president acknowledged the roles Dangote played in lifting the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic on Nigerians.
He added that the business magnate had displayed great empathy and sacrifice to mankind.
President Buhari urged Dangote to continue in his philanthropic gestures to the country, and humanity.
The statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari congratulates Aliko Dangote on adding a year to his age, describing him as a key partner and a “Corona Warrior” who continues to show consistent faith and belief in our dear country.
“In a statement commemorating the birthday of Africa’s leading philanthropist and industry giant, President Buhari said the pandemic has placed enormous strain on many nations, but in our case, due to the support and cooperation of citizens like Dangote who display great empathy and sacrifice to mankind in their own ways, the burden has been made somewhat lighter for the citizens and the government.
“He also commended the President of Dangote Group for giving wings to the aspirations of many youngsters and professionals in Nigeria and the rest of the continent, urging him to continue to do more.
“President Buhari added that these exemplary efforts will go down in history and will be remembered by future generations.
“He wished him many more years of healthy life and service to nation and humanity.”