- The award ceremony will be held, in Senegal on Friday
Aliko Dangote, the President/Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, has received the esteemed National Order of the Lion award from President Macky Sall of Senegal.
The recognition, revealed in a statement on Thursday, is Senegal’s highest civilian honor, acknowledging Dangote’s significant contributions to the nation, coupled with admiration for his business prowess, philanthropy, and transformative developmental projects across Africa.
“The award ceremony will be held, in Senegal on Friday,” the statement said.
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.