Business mogul, Aliko Dangote, on Thursday said his achievements as Africa’s richest man and 25th richest person on earth was due to the favourable policies of President Goodluck Jonathan’s administration.
Dangote spoke on Thursday night in Nairobi when President Jonathan met with the Nigerian community in the East African country.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the meeting was part of the activities lined-up for the three-day visit of President Jonathan to Kenya which began Thursday.
Dangote, who was on the President’s entourage told the gathering that Jonathan had done a lot to improve business climate in Nigeria.
He said, “I want to tell you what the President has been doing in Nigeria. He is very humble and may not want to sing about what he has been doing.
“I will tell you what he has been doing to Nigerians and to some of us who are in business in Nigeria.
“We are very grateful for some of the policies he has introduced.
“As you all know, without the good policies of government, there is no way a person like me from the big town like Kano can rise from a humble beginning to become the 25th richest person on earth.
“Without the policies of Mr. President and also making sure that yes, there is consistency in the policies of government this could not have happened.
“If Government has bad policies, the whole economy will crumble, and if they have good policies people will be able to prosper, and that is what it is happening now.”
Dangote also attributed his success story to the reforms carried out by the Federal Government in the banking sector.