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Aliko Dangote Quotes
Date of Birth: 10 April 1957
Career highlight: Africa’s richest man
I built a conglomerate and emerged the richest black man in the world in 2008 but it didn’t happen overnight, it took me 30 years.
Youths of today aspire to be like me but they want to achieve it overnight. It’s not going to work.
To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big.
Would you believe that in 2011 and 2012, Nigeria paid $30 billion in subsidy, money which would have been used to build at least 20 refineries?
You must have a vision and not just a vision but you must have a plan that would make you fulfil that vision.
If people look inward, they would see the opportunities for greatness.
If you ask me whether the future is better than today, I would say yes; but the people must be ready to pay for services and pay their taxes.
In the journey of entrepreneurship, tenacity of purpose is supreme.
Manufacture, don’t just trade. There’s money in manufacturing even though it is capital intensive.
To succeed in business, you must build a brand and never destroy it.
Don’t kill competition; competition is healthy for businesses. It keeps you the entrepreneur on your toes.
I enjoy myself a lot but I derive my joy from working; I believe in hard work and one of my business success secret is hard work.
After my death, I want to be remembered as Africa’s greatest industrialist.
Exercise is better than any medicine I can take; exercise and sleep.
If you don’t have ambition, you should not be alive.
Every morning when I wake up, I make up my mind to solve as many problems before returning home.
There will be no government that will be against business, so you can go ahead and invest.
When you import goods, you import poverty and you export jobs to other parts of the globe where such goods are produced.
The only way to solve the problem of Boko Haram is to create jobs.
Good policies without the right people will achieve nothing.
The soul of business is not making money but making people happy.
People always underestimate Africa. If you want to follow what’s on ground, you would not want to invest in Nigeria; when you look at it from the patriotism point of view, you will ask yourself: how did those great countries become great?
We have the best flat land, you can grow
anything in the cheapest possible way; turning Nigeria around is not really
that difficult. Nigeria is really the best place to invest, it is one of the
places to make money; all over the world it (Nigeria) is the best kept secret actually
in terms of investment.