Quotes Archive

Manufacture, don’t just trade. There’s money in manufacturing even though it is capital intensive.

- Aliko Dangote

People always underestimate Africa. If you want to follow what’s on ground, you would not want to invest in Nigeria; when you look at it from the patriotism point of view, you will ask yourself: how did those great countries become great?

- Aliko Dangote

The only way to solve the problem of Boko Haram is to create jobs.

- Aliko Dangote

The soul of business is not making money but making people happy.

- Aliko Dangote

There will be no government that will be against business, so you can go ahead and invest.

- Aliko Dangote

To build a successful business, you must start small and dream big.

- Aliko Dangote

To succeed in business, you must build a brand and never destroy it.

- Aliko Dangote

We have the best flat land, you can grow anything in the cheapest possible way; turning Nigeria around is not really that difficult. Nigeria is really the best place to invest, it is one of the places to make money; all over the world it (Nigeria) is the best kept secret actually in terms of investment.

- Aliko Dangote

Good policies without the right people will achieve nothing.

- Aliko Dangote

When you import goods, you import poverty and you export jobs to other parts of the globe where such goods are produced.

- Aliko Dangote

I built a conglomerate and emerged the richest black man in the world in 2008 but it didn’t happen overnight, it took me 30 years.

- Aliko Dangote

Would you believe that in 2011 and 2012, Nigeria paid $30 billion in subsidy, money which would have been used to build at least 20 refineries?

- Aliko Dangote

I enjoy myself a lot but I derive my joy from working. I believe in hard work and one of my business success secret is hard work.

- Aliko Dangote

You must have a vision and not just a vision but you must have a plan that would make you fulfil that vision.

- Aliko Dangote

If people look inward, they would see the opportunities for greatness.

- Aliko Dangote

Youths of today aspire to be like me but they want to achieve it overnight. It’s not going to work.

- Aliko Dangote

If you ask me whether the future is better than today, I would say yes; but the people must be ready to pay for services and pay their taxes.

- Aliko Dangote

If you don’t have ambition, you should not be alive.

- Aliko Dangote

In the journey of entrepreneurship, tenacity of purpose is supreme.

- Aliko Dangote

In whatever you do, strive to be the best at it.

- Aliko Dangote

After my death, I want to be remembered as Africa’s greatest industrialist.

- Aliko Dangote

Don’t kill competition. Competition is healthy for businesses. It keeps you – the entrepreneur – on your toes.

- Aliko Dangote

Every morning when I wake up, I make up my mind to solve as many problems before returning home.

- Aliko Dangote

Exercise is better than any medicine I can take, exercise and sleep.

- Aliko Dangote

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