Buhari salutes Dantata on 88th birthday

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has extended birthday wishes to the patriarch of the Dantata family, Alhaji Aminu Dantata who attained 88 years.

A statement issued on Sunday in Abuja by Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity) disclosed that the President extolled Dantata’s role as a public officer, business and community leader, who engineered an eco-system that fostered creativity of young minds in business by generously supporting innovations, long before governments got interested in promoting start-ups.

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“He was acutely aware that unless our communities promoted education and business enterprise, the country cannot realise its potential and compete with other emerging economies,” President Buhari said.

According to him, “It was Alhaji Aminu Dantata’s exemplary leadership of the Kano business community that set the foundations for a prosperous and inclusive Kano city.”

“I pray for his longer and healthier life,” the President added.

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