A chip off old block! Halima Dangote builds diagnostics center

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A chip off old block! Halima Dangote builds diagnostics center

A chip off old block! Halima Dangote builds diagnostics center
January 18
11:34 2016

Being the daughter of a billionaire is enough fame already. When you are now the daughter of the richest black man in the world, the entire black race should literally worship the grounds that you tread.

Men should bow and women should genuflect when you as much as look in their direction. If you were ostentatious, unruly and wild a la Paris Hilton, the world would wave it off as a non-issue; it comes with the terrain, they would say just to cover up for your excesses. But Dangote’s daughters are not moulded like other billionaire’s kids.

They are unobtrusive and laidback, almost Spartan and deeply religious. We know Fatima who currently runs Cupcake Factory, Lagos, which is into special cake designs. There are also Zainab, Salma, Aisha and Sadia. But it is Halima, the billionaire industrialist’s second daughter that is gradually emerging from the overpowering shadows of her father.

Married since 2008 to Suleiman Sani-Bello whom she met while schooling at the American Intercontinental University, London, Halima is becoming more prominent on the business and social scenes.

Though it was her wedding ceremony that actually brought her into the limelight, the simple, yet, classy mother of two has been seen with her dad at several high profile gatherings. She was there when Dangote presented a $2.6million relief material to victims of the Kogi State flood in 2012.

She was also there when President Goodluck Jonathan honoured him with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, GCON, honour. A Masters in Business Administration holder from the Webster University, United Kingdom, Halima oversees some of her father’s businesses and also serves as Group Executive Director at her husband’s company, Sublime Group. She is currently putting up a world class diagnostics and laboratory complex valued N7 billion at the Muritala Muhammed Specialist Center, Kano.

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