Sunday, 4 October 2015

Dangote wins Clinton Global Citizen Award.


FOR his unparalleled contributions to the development of the human society in Africa and world over, the business mogul and President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has been honored with this year’s the Clinton Global Citizen Award for leadership in private sector.

Amid pomp, the Africa’s richest man held aloft the award bestowed on him, by the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) which was hosted by former U.S. President Bill Clinton during a colourful dinner event in New York. The event boasted of global audience including political leaders, business community and other honorees chosen based on their innovative approaches, and on the demonstrated results and sustainability of their work.

In the same vein, Dangote Cement won the Business of the Year Award at the African Business Awards ceremony on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. The judging panel applauded Dangote Cement for its continued drive to develop new tailored products, gain market share and expand its activities throughout the continent. Continue.........

The CGI said it recognized the Mr. Dangote’s exemplary and selfless dedication to a better life by positively impacting the lives of people globally through numerous philanthropic initiatives implemented through the Dangote Foundation.

Bill Clinton, who presented the award to the daughter of the business magnate, Halima, who represented him, said Aliko has raised the bar of philanthropy by an African, which is worthy of emulation.

He eulogized the pubic spirit virtue of Dangote and urged him to continue to contribute the development of human kind so that the world would be a better place for all where poverty and hunger would be reduced to the barest minimum.

In her response, Halima Dangote, expressed her happiness at the recognition for her father’s fumble contributions to achieve a better society for all.
Said she: “This award is coming at a time we are expanding both business and philanthropic footprints globally and we are optimistic about creating value that transcends border while improving the quality of lives of people globally.
“I must say that we are humbled by this recognition and we are encouraged to redouble our efforts as we work towards promoting Africa’s economic renaissance.”

While we celebrate Africa’s impressive progress, many of these gains rest on a delicate foundation of extreme poverty, insecurity, hunger, disease and poor education and we are proud of the effort of Dangote Foundation overseeing the implementation of our intervention initiatives along key focus areas of health, education, empowerment and humanitarian aid to victims of natural disasters to bring about sustainable growth”, Halima stated.   -   Guardian

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