Aliko Dangote, the President and Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, has been presented with the esteemed National Order of the Lion award by President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal.
This announcement was revealed in a statement released on Thursday, as the National Order of the Lion Award is recognised as the highest civilian honour that can be conferred upon an individual in Senegal.
The award ceremony is scheduled to take place in Senegal on Friday, showcasing acknowledgment and appreciation for Dangote’s significant contributions to the Republic of Senegal. The recognition extends to his business acumen, philanthropic efforts, and developmental projects that have the potential to bring transformation to Africa as a whole.
Notably, the Dangote Group operates a cement plant in Pout, Senegal, further solidifying the businessman’s ties with the country.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu conveyed his congratulations to the billionaire entrepreneur, lauding him for his enterprise, ingenuity, and positive impact on job creation and economic development in Nigeria and West Africa at large. The award, according to Tinubu, serves as a testament to Dangote’s substantial contributions to the regional economies.
President Tinubu expressed admiration for Dangote’s achievements and conveyed his best wishes for continued success in all his endeavours.