Buhari lauds Bill Gates, Dangote for service to humanity

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday commended the contributions of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as well as Aliko Dangote Foundation to the betterment of Humanity in Nigeria.

The President was quoted to have commended the Billionaire duo at the sidelines of the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York, in a statement issued by Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity on Thursday.

Buhari congratulated the couple for being able to achieve their goal of helping Humanity with their wealth.

His words, “Thanks for deriving pleasure in helping people. Congratulations to you for returning part of your wealth to the people in diverse ways.

“Whatever we save in areas in which you have intervened, we can deploy to other areas like the building of infrastructure,’’ he said.

On agriculture, in which Dangote makes huge investments, the President noted that farmers were very happy in Nigeria now, “as we have made fertiliser available, cut the price by half, and provided many other incentives.

“They have no regret going back to the lands. The more we invest in agriculture, the better for us.”



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