Aliko Dangote says he used okada in Lagos 39 years ago

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In a recent interview for the Lagos at 50 celebration, Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has revealed that when he lived in Apapa, almost 39 years ago, his primary means of transport was commercial motorcycle, popularly known as ‘okada’

Okada riders are a fast means of transportation in the usual heavy traffic of Lagos

Meanwhile, NAIJ reported that President Muhammadu Buhari in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, joined the business world, Dangote’s friends and family in congratulating “the Forbes rated richest African and black man for his patriotism and kind heartedness in always making sacrifices to safeguard the health of the nation, most remarkably the polio and Ebola interventions.”

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Adesina said the President believed that the business mogul remained “a shining example of the virtues of choosing entrepreneurship from an early age, treading the path of diligence, perseverance and continuous learning to build some of the world’s largest manufacturing and distribution companies, with household names in Nigeria and beyond.”

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