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PROMOTING VIRTUES & VALUES — PHILANTHROPY & HARD WORK – ALIKO DANGOTE AS WORTHY EXAMPLE

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TERRIFIC HEADLINES ….. The Whole World Is Our Constituency Reliable, Authoritative, Credible, Efficient & Very Professional… GUIDING PHILOSOPHY: To operate with non-negotiable virtues of truth, integrity, conscience, accountability, and respect for professional ethics. In continuation of our campaign for the greatness of our dear country – Nigeria and how the experiences of people at the top of the ladder could help to influence the growing generation and even shape the perception of the older people, we bring you a piece on AFRICA’S RICHEST MAN – ALIKO DANGOTE.  Enjoy your day. ’The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night’’ – Longfellow “Poverty is not an accident. ‘’Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings.” — Nelson Mandela. (He needs no introduction because his deeds still speak for him) A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work. – Black American, Retd Gen. Colin Powell former head of the United States Armed Forces and former United States Secretary of State. One of the goals of TERRIFIC HEADLINES is to contribute to national soul-searching, given the expectations of the populace from government, create platforms for exchange of ideas and opinions, and also promote those issues that are considered ideal for the development processes. Africa is the poorest continent today in spite of the availability of resources waiting to be tapped. For instance, 65 percent of Africa’s arable land is just there for development to promote food security, A staggering figure of 1.2 billion people continue to live on under US$1.25 dollars, all over the world. But very intriguing is the fact that it is in this so called ‘’hopeless situation’’ that many people thrive extraordinarily. If religion is followed, Gen. 26:12 states that ‘’’Then Isaac sowed in that land, and received in the same year a hundredfold: and the LORD blessed him” Biblical Isaac sowed in the time of famine and prospered. God doesn’t favour everybody the same way.   Longfellow’s popular quote is apposite here: ‘‘’The heights that great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they, while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night’’ That quote speaks for itself. So, enters ALHAJI ALIKO DANGOTE, GCON, an astute businessman who is close to some of the richest…

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