Aliko Dangote, the President/CEO of Dangote Industries Limited, has been honored with the National Order of the Lion, the highest civilian award in Senegal, by President Macky Sall. The award recognizes Dangote’s contributions to Senegal, including his business acumen, philanthropy, and transformative projects. The ceremony will take place in Senegal. Nigerian President Bola Tinubu congratulated Dangote on the award, praising his entrepreneurial spirit, job creation, and economic contributions to Nigeria and West Africa. Dangote was also recently bestowed with the Commander of the Order of Merit of Niger award by the President of Niger. Additionally, he received Nigeria’s second-highest national honour, the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON), making him the first non-governmental individual to receive this recognition. The GCON is typically reserved for Nigerian Presidents, Heads of State, Vice-Presidents, Chief Justices, and Senate Presidents.