The Chairman Nigerians in Diaspora Commission NIDCOM Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa has congratulated Mr Adebayo Ogunlesi, a renowned Nigerian in the diaspora, a global banker and entrepreneur as he joins the feat of the African billionaires club.
In a congratulatory message by the Director of Media and Public Relations of NIDCOM, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, described Ogunlesi as a pride to Nigeria and Africa with his latest entrepreneurial exploits.
Mrs Dabiri-Erewa said Ogunlesi, who had at different times been celebrated by the Commission, symbolises progressive achievements through hard work and determination, thus enhancing a global positive image for Nigeria and Africa.
After selling his Firm, Adebayo Ogunlesi emerged as Africa’s latest billionaire.
He sold his company, Global Infrastructure Partner, to BlackRock Inc at $12.5 billion and with the deal, he is among the first 20 billionaires
in Africa, with an estimated $2.3 billion in net worth.
A recent update by Bloomberg reveals that the surge in Ogunlesi’s net worth, led by US billionaire Larry Fink, ended a historic agreement to acquire the infrastructure firm after the sale .