• Africa’s wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote has revealed that he his willing to take a new wife.
  • He stated this in an interview with David Piling in Financial Times’s Lunch with FT.
  • Dangote also spoke about his busy schedule and religious side, while restating his interest in Arsenal Football.

Aliko who has been married twice and divorced has in an interview with David Piling for Financial Times, Lunch with FT, declared he needs a new wife.

The 61 years old also says he has not given up on buying Arsenal and reveals his busy schedule sees him take over 100 calls per day.

Catch the highlights from the interview below:

On a new wife;

“I’m not getting younger. Sixty years is no joke. But it doesn’t make sense to go out and get somebody if you don’t have the time. Right now, things are really, really very busy, because we have the refinery, we have the petrochemicals, we have the fertiliser, we have the gas pipeline.”
But he agrees that he needs to “calm down a bit”.

He Fasts once a week;

Dangote told Pilling that he tries to fast at least once a week, adding that “it helps to clean your system”.

On how tough Nigeria is:

Dangote say with his new refinery, he is out to make new enemies, stating that “you can’t just come and remove food from their table and think they’re just going to watch you doing it”.
“They will try all sorts of tricks. This is a very, very tough society. Only the toughest of the tough survive here”.

On Arsenal;

“I love Arsenal and I will definitely go for it,” he told FT, adding that the club should be worth about $2bn.

Speaking as the owner of the club, Dangote said he would involve himself in rebuilding the team — “chipping in my own advice”.

“When I buy it, I have to bring it up to the expectations of our supporters,” he said, stating that his refinery is priority now.

“Once I have finished with that headache, I will take on football,” he concludes.

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