By Olushola Okunlade

Hon. Abike Dabiri-Erewa, Chairman/CEO, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) has congratulated Mr Adebayo Ogunlesi, a renowned Nigerian in the diaspora, a global banker and an 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.

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 globally 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 .


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