by Dolapo Adelana
Africa’s richest man and the Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has said he desires to start holding annual general meetings of his company in stadiums.
Dangote, who turned 60 on Monday, said he plans to list all his companies on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Speaking with journalists at the Nigerian Stock Exchange in Lagos, Dangote said he was looking at having three million shareholders in his companies.
“We will list every single company that we create between now and the end of my life. But the companies will continue obviously,” he said.
“We pray that very soon, we will start having our AGMs in stadiums and not in hotels. And that means that we will create something like about two to three million shareholders and I am sure everybody will be happy.
“What we are building today is more than 100 times bigger than where we are. That is the trajectory that we are seeing in the next 10 years.
“We will take charge of diversifying the economy of Nigeria, most especially working with the government as partners to make sure that we diversify the economy and to spread prosperity to Nigerians. I think I have to continue now to dedicate the rest of my life to making sure that the prosperity is spread all over.”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.