Election period or not, things are going to continue to grow, Africa’s richest, Dangote says

Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited Aliko Dangote speaks at the Bloomberg Global Business Forum in New York

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said there are better days ahead for the business community in Nigeria, despite the elections ongoing in the country.

Dangote, who spoke on a Channels Television programme in Lagos, yesterday, said there was a lot happening in Nigeria, adding that elections did not deter his companies from investing in the country.

He said: “I think from the business community, things are going to continue to grow in terms of trajectory. When I say it, I mean there are quite a lot of things that are happening in Nigeria.

“We didn’t really bother whether election period or not, we have been investing heavily in the country and we would continue to invest. I think we would have better days ahead.”

Dangote, who recently became one of the top 70 billionaires in the world, was listed as one of the members of President Muhammadu Buhari’s re-election campaign team.

Dangote, alongside Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Bola Tinubu, Adams Oshiomole, and billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, were named as members of a special advisory committee for Buhari’s re-election.

Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, had, however, dismissed this as untrue.