Africa’s richest man and chairman of the Dangote Foundation, #AlikoDangote, has said his meeting with #BillGates changed him into a different person as he will like to do more for humanity like him. .
Speaking at the 2019 Goalkeepers’ event hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in New York, Wednesday, Dangote said he found it amusing that a man who is from America could show so much love to Nigeria and invest in the lives of people he had no relation to. .
His words, “When I started my foundation in 1994, I never realised we had this massive challenge in the health sector. .
Really, it was mind-boggling when we had this agreement to collaborate with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and that really opened my eyes to realise that there are a lot of challenges in health. .
At that time I didnt have the opportunity of meeting Biill but meeting Bill changed me into a different person. This is somebody that has nothing to do with us in Africa or Nigeria but he is putting his money and his soul into everything. .
He is very committed to helping humanity and that really surprised me a lot and I realised that he is a simple person and I never knew Bill would be this simple. He is a very soft-spoken guy and kind hearted. .
It is very difficult to find people like Bill in this world. Bill, we are very grateful and I can assure you that with my association with Bill, my only prayer is that in the next few years, I will try and give my chunk of wealth to charity.”