Former President Olusegun Obasanjo and Africa’s wealthiest individual, Aliko Dangote, recently held a meeting with President Félix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The meeting, held in Kinshasa, the capital of the country, centered around exploring opportunities for the DRC to benefit from Dangote’s significant investments in Africa,Daily Trust reports.

According to Kehinde Akinyemi, Obasanjo’s Special Assistant on Media, the purpose of the meeting was multifaceted. Firstly, it served as an occasion for Dangote to extend congratulations to President Tshisekedi on his re-election and commend the quality of the inauguration ceremony. Additionally, Obasanjo used the opportunity to update the President on the progress achieved within the framework of the DRC-Nigeria Business Council.

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Speaking about the meeting, Obasanjo emphasized the importance of fostering closer ties and economic integration between Nigeria and the DRC through initiatives like the DRC-Nigeria Business Council. He also highlighted the potential for mutual benefit from Dangote’s investments in the region.

Dangote, in his remarks, expressed his intention to make substantial investments in the Democratic Republic of Congo, particularly in the mining and agricultural sectors. He emphasized the significance of seeking President Tshisekedi’s approval for his investment plans, underscoring the importance of obtaining his blessing for the initiatives.

The statement released after the meeting outlined Dangote’s commitment to investing in the Central African country and highlighted the sectors he intends to focus on for investment.


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