Africa’s richest man and the President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has stated that he’s not in business solely to make money, but is just as interested in developing Africa and humanity, hence his philanthropic works through his foundation.
He equally said that labelling Nigeria corrupt based on past misdeeds undermines the efforts of President Muhammadu Buhari to rid the country of graft, and called on leaders of countries where stolen assets are hidden to assist in repatriating the stolen funds and support the federal government’s anti-corruption drive.
Dangote, who spoke in an interview on cable news network, Arise News, also observed that the anti-corruption fight was so intense that he could be arrested if found wanting.
“There is a difference between was and is. President Buhari is doing his very best to rid Nigeria of corruption. There are no limits. I am sure that if I am found wanting tomorrow, nobody is going to save me, everybody will face his own music. I think the president is doing well and he needs our support.
“That is why the call for the return of stolen assets should be supported. If a corruption case is established everything should be done to return the assets to the owners.
“If you remember the Abacha loot that people keep talking about, up till now we are still struggling to repatriate the funds since 1998. I personally believe that things have changed dramatically and everyone now knows that you can no longer do things and get away with them.” He added.