From Business Day
Africa’s richest man and president, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote was conferred with the highest national honor in the Republic of Benin, the Grand Commander of the National Order of the Republic of Benin.
President, Republic of Benin, Boni Yayi who bestowed the award on him at a ceremony held at the presidential complex in Cotonou, said the country was proud of the business exploits of Dangote in Africa and could ordinarily reward him to motivate him to do more and for others to emulate him.
Yayi described Dangote as a true son of Africa and deserved the award having proved his mettle in private sector, noting that the category of award conferred on Dangote was reserved for presidents and heads of state of his country and that Dangote was the first person outside government to bag the award.
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