"We are in the private sector so we should be creating jobs. Government should be creating good policies and also ensuring that we are not taking advantage of the poor."
One of Africa's most influential and richest businessmen, Aliko Dangote on Tuesday, October 5, 2015 stated that he has no interest in politics because if all businessmen went into politics there will be no one to create jobs.
Vanguard reports that Dangote made this known while speaking with newsmen while on a condolence visit to the Awolowo family over the death of Mrs Hannah Awolowo (HID)
The business mogul called on the Federal Government to implement policies that would attract investors and enable manufacturing sector to thrive and fast-track economic growth.
He further advised that Nigerians should not worry about fall in oil prices, saying that the economy would soon become stable through the austerity measures adopted by this government.
Read his comments below;
“I can’t be in politics because they say when you want to clap you need two hands, if all of us in business go into politics then who is going to create the jobs?
We are in the private sector so we should be creating jobs. Government should be creating good policies and also ensuring that we are not taking advantage of the poor.
They are doing what they know how to do best and we are also doing what we know how to do best. Each is a master in its own terrain,” he added.
During the oil boom, when a barrel of oil sold above 100 dollars, there were too many leakages which the Federal Government is now trying to resolve by plugging them.
When this is effectively achieved, I believe the economy will begin to regain its stability.
However, we must begin to explore other avenues to wealth aside from crude oil, especially agriculture which we were formerly used to. We really should not be complaining.”
Meanwhile, reports has it that Dangote's adopted daughter died of brain cancer on October 2, 2015 in a private hospital in the UK.