By Joseph INOKOTONG
Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dangote Group, and Africa’s richest man will write an article in the next edition of YouWiN!Connect.
The article will focus on “Starting Small”, and will be published in five newspapers –PUNCH, Vanguard on Sunday, LEADERSHIP, Trust and the Nation on Wednesday.
A statement signed by Salisu Na’Inna Dambatta, Director (Information), federal ministry of finance said “in his exclusive article, Dangote wrote: “I have always had a passion for business. As a child, I remember trading in confectionaries amongst my classmates and as I grew older, I gathered business experience working with my uncle.”
The article, which will be published under the “YouWiN!Connect Academy” section, also shared vital success and motivational tips for entrepreneurs who are starting small.
The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, commended Dangote and described his interest and involvement in the enterprise education initiative of the ministry as “a watershed moment” for the programme.
She said: “There’s no better way to help entrepreneurs succeed than to have icons like Dangote share their personal success stories with them through an increasingly valuable platform like YouWin!Connect. This is why the Muhammadu Buhari-led administration reaffirmed its commitment to the project in its enhanced form.”
She urged other successful entrepreneurs to follow Dangote’s example.