Aliko Dangote, chairman of Dangote Cement Plc, says he will continue to help in alleviating poverty and spread wealth through his investments.
Dangote spoke during the extended Dangote cement bag of goodies national consumer promotion in Akure, Ondo state capital and in Asaba, Delta state capital.
Represented by Yemi Fajobi, the company’s national sales director, Dangote was quoted as saying that his joy was to touch as many lives as he could.
Responding to the commendation by winners in the promotion, he said most of his businesses were driven by the desire to touch lives and improve the standard of living of Nigerians.
The billionaire also asked Nigerians not to lose hope in the country.
“The ‘bag of Goodies promo’ is not just a promo. The uniqueness of it is in the choice of items being won by the people, ” he was quoted to have said.
” Our company is intentionally empowering its customers through the promo. The cars, tricycles and motorcycles are items that economically lift the customers by creating additional means of livelihood and improve their economy.”
The winners praised the billionaire’s gesture, describing the promo as “economic life-saving promo”.
Speaking at the Goalkeepers summit in New York, earlier in the month, Dangote said he would try to give a chunk of his wealth to charity in the next few years.