Dangote shared this information after a private discussion with Tinubu at the Aso Rock Presidential Villa on Friday.
Dangote clarified that his purpose for the meeting with the President was to inform him about the upcoming visit with Bill Gates, his friend and Microsoft co-founder.
He mentioned that they would both meet the President on Monday when they visit together.
The exact reason for their meeting on Monday was not disclosed, but it is believed to be part of Tinubu’s ongoing consultations with influential leaders in the local and global business community.
It is worth recalling that in Tinubu’s inaugural speech on May 29, he made a commitment to address concerns raised by local and foreign investors regarding issues such as excessive taxation and barriers to investment.
He pledged to ensure that investors and foreign businesses can repatriate their earnings back home.
Furthermore, the President expressed his intention to implement industrial policies that would promote domestic manufacturing and reduce dependency on imports, using various fiscal measures.
The meeting between Tinubu, Dangote, and Gates holds significant potential for collaboration and discussions on economic development and investment opportunities in Nigeria.
Dangote, a prominent Nigerian industrialist, and Gates, a renowned philanthropist and business leader, bring extensive experience and expertise to the table.
Their meeting with the President indicates the importance placed on engaging with key figures in the business world to drive economic growth and attract investments.
The Nigerian government’s focus on addressing issues such as multiple taxation, investment barriers, and import dependency aligns with the goals of fostering a conducive business environment and promoting local industries.