Dangote, Africa’s richest person, has been honored for his contribution
to increasing local food production and lessen food imports in Nigeria.
was among the 50 most influential names honored by Bloomberg for their
contribution to humanity at Bloomberg’s Annual Gala Dinner in New York.
to Bloomberg, Dangote has been honoured for “his outstanding commitment
of over 4 billion dollars to increase Nigeria’s food production
was also commended for focusing on domestic production of sugar and
dairy, with 500 million litres of local milk to be produced by 2019.
Earlier this year. Dangote announced 50 billion dollars plan to invest in renewable energy.
in New York by the CEO of his Foundation, Dangote was joined by
electric car visionary Elon Musk; Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin
Salmon; Beatrice Fihn, anti-nuclear weapons advocate and Nobel Peace
honoured, were Amazon’s Jeff Bezos; Robert Mueller, special counsel
investigating Donald Trump’s potential collusion with Russia and Vitalik
Buterin, whose invention of the cryptocurrency Ethereum is
revolutionizing the new blockchain craze.
sets The Bloomberg 50 apart from other lists is that each person chosen
has demonstrated measurable change over the past year,” Bloomberg
Businessweek editor Megan Murphy, said.(NAN)