Aliko Dangote, the President and Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, has been honored with the esteemed National Order of the Lion award by President Macky Sall of the Republic of Senegal.
The announcement came through a press statement released on Thursday, highlighting the significance of the National Order of the Lion as the highest civilian accolade bestowed upon individuals in Senegal.
Scheduled to take place in Senegal on Friday, the award ceremony is a testament to Dangote’s exceptional contributions to the Republic of Senegal and his unwavering commitment to business excellence, philanthropy, and transformative projects across Africa.
With the Dangote Group’s significant investments in Senegal, including a cement plant in Pout, the recognition underscores Dangote’s pivotal role in driving economic growth and development in the region.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu also extended his congratulations to the billionaire industrialist, acknowledging Dangote’s remarkable achievements in business and his profound impact on job creation and economic empowerment across Nigeria and West Africa.
In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Tinubu lauded Dangote’s enterprise, ingenuity, and dedication to fostering economic prosperity in the region, underscoring the award as a testament to his visionary leadership.
As Dangote receives Senegal’s highest civilian honour, President Macky Sall and the Nigerian leadership alike commend his outstanding contributions and wish him continued success in his endeavors to advance the socio-economic landscape of Africa.