Alhaji Aliko Dangote is no doubt known for his philanthropic acts and these he disclosed are the things that drive his business. He made known that most of his businesses were driven by the desire to touch lives and improve the standard of living of Nigerians.
The billionaire, whose businesses usually come up with promos as a form of reward to its loyal customers and distributors, said that his joy was to touch as many lives as he could.
He said this in a statement delivered by the Dangote Cement National Sales Director, Yemi Fajobi during the presentation of prizes to winners in the Dangote Cement bag of Goodies National Consumer Promotion in Akure, Ondo State.
Dangote urged Nigerians not to lose hope in the country as he stated that he would continue to help in alleviating poverty and spread wealth through his investments.
“The ‘bag of Goodies promo’ is not just a promo. The uniqueness of it is in the choice of items being won by the people. Our company is intentionally empowering its customers through the promo. The cars, tricycles and motorcycles are items that economically lift the customers by creating additional means of livelihood and improve their economy.” He said.
Dangote’s passion for citizens’ lives: In recent times, Dangote’s passion for improving the economy with his philanthropic acts has been commended by the popular billionaire, Bill Gates.
Gates reportedly hailed Dangote and commended him for the progress he has made with his works in Nigeria through his businesses and foundation – the Dangote Foundation.
Nairametrics had reported when Gates talked about his first meeting with Dangote and how they both clicked. He said he knew there was something they both had in common which is their keen interest in improving the health and education sectors.
He noted that the very first meeting with Dangote sparked the beginning of a fruitful friendship as their foundations later went on to announce a joint five-year $100 million commitment to reduce malnutrition in Nigeria.