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How Aliko Dangote came to Lagos 45 years ago with nothing – Lagos State Gov

How Aliko Dangote came to Lagos 45 years ago with nothing – Lagos State Gov

Lagos Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has said the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, came to Lagos with nothing about 45 years ago.

Sanwo-Olu said this while speaking at the ongoing commissioning of the refinery in Ibeju-Lekki.

He described Dangote as a detribalised man who saw the wealth of the state, adding that Dangote is a Lagosian who has invested in the prosperity of the state and Nigeria.

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He added that Dangote, who came to Lagos from Kano had nothing 45 years ago but now, he has set up an empire in Nigeria to make Africa proud.


He said: “The first story is about a young Nigerian 45 years ago and you see the coincidence in the story. 45 years ago, who came to Lagos, all the way from another mega-city, Kano, who saw the prosperity, the diversity of our country, who came with nothing but in 45 years has built the biggest empire in the world for Africa.”

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