Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has paid a visit to fellow Nigerian billionaire and industrialist, Alhaji Abdul-Samad Rabiu.
For the two icons and worthy ambassadors of Kano State, the visit by Dangote to Rabiu’s BUA Group Headquarters was unique.
R-L: Dangote, Rabiu*
Expressing his delight at the visit, Abdul-Samad Rabiu, according to post by BUA Group on Friday, February 28, 2020, enthused that : “It was an honour for me to receive my friend and brother, Alhaji, in my office today. I share his vision and aspirations in transforming and industrializing our beloved country, Nigeria. Thank you so much, Alhaji, for the honour.” ~ Abdul Samad Rabiu @ BUA Group
Aliko Dangote GCON (born 10 April 1957) is a Nigerian billionaire businessman, and the owner of the Dangote Group, which has interests in commodities in Nigeria and other African countries. As of January 2020, he had an estimated net worth of US$10 billion.
Dangote is ranked by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index as the 88th-richest person in the world and the richest man in Africa, and peaked on the Forbes list as the 23rd-richest person in the world in 2014. He surpassed Saudi-Ethiopian billionaire Mohammed Hussein Al Amoudi in 2013 by over $2.6 billion to become the world’s richest person of African descent.
Abdul Samad Isyaku Rabiu CON (born 4 August 1960 in Kano, Nigeria) is a Nigerian businessman. His late father, Khalifah Isyaku Rabiu, was one of Nigeria’s foremost industrialists in the 1970s and 1980s. Abdul Samad is the founder and chairman of BUA Group, a Nigerian conglomerate concentrating on manufacturing, infrastructure and agriculture and producing a revenue in excess of $2.5 billion. He is also the chairman of the Nigerian Bank of Industry (BOI).
In 2013, Forbes estimated Abdul Samad’s wealth at $1.2 billion, putting him in the global billionaire’s club.