The President/Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, has been conferred with the prestigious award of the National Order of the Lion by President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal.
This was disclosed in a statement made available on Thursday.
According to the statement, the National Order of the Lion Award is the highest civilian laurel to be bestowed on any individual in Senegal.
“The award ceremony will be held, in Senegal on Friday,” the statement said
The Senegalese highest recognition and honour were said to be in appreciation of the services that Dangote had rendered to the Republic of Senegal as well as a tribute to his business acumen, philanthropy, and developmental projects, which are capable of transforming Africa as a whole.
The Dangote Group has a Cement Plant in Pout, Senegal.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu congratulated the billionaire businessman on the honour.
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Tinubu applauded the industrialist “for his enterprise and ingenuity, creating jobs and opportunities for many in Nigeria and across West Africa, as well as contributing to their economies, which the award further affirms.”
The President commended Dangote and wished him the very best in his endeavors.