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Dangote is transforming African economy – Togolese President

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Dangote is transforming African economy – Togolese President
Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode (2nd left), with Minister of Trade, Investment & Industry, Mr. Okechukwu Enelamah; President of Togo, Mr. Faure Gnassingbe and President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote during the visit of the Togolese President to the Dangote Refinery at the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lekki, Lagos, on Tuesday, August 2, 2016.
The President of the Republic of Togo, Faure Gnassingbe, yesterday lauded the investment drive of the richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote, across the African continent, describing him as a man with a mission to aggressively transform the African economy.
Speaking during a tour of the Dangote Refinery project in Lagos, Gnassingbe said Dangote is a worthy son of Africa who has chosen to buoy the economic activities of the continent with his investments. “Aliko Dangote is our pride in Africa and his aggressive investment drive towards developing the economies of the continent should be lauded,” he said.
While welcoming the Togolese president to Lagos State and the Dangote Refinery and Fertilizer projects, Governor Akinwumi Ambode said the projects would change the face of both Lagos State and Nigeria, when completed.
The governor said: “I understand your interest in the progress of this project, Mr President. This investment is one of the biggest in Africa today and it will have a huge impact not only on the economy of all Nigerians but also of the West African region when completed.
“Apart from creating jobs, this refinery will also contribute immensely to solving the fuel supply challenge in the West African region.”
While seeking collaboration with the Togolese government and investors, Ambode lauded Aliko Dangote and thanked him for his confidence in the Lagos economy.
“We also thank Aliko Dangote himself for his confidence in the  Lagos economy. This project is a strong confirmation that Lagos is a prime investment destination. This project shows that there is a positive investment climate in Lagos which has resulted in massive investors’ confidence.
“We believe strongly that the future prosperity of West Africa is in collaboration between the government and the private sector,” he said.


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