CEO of Afro-Arab Group wins ‘Africa Entrepreneur of the Year’ in Nigeria


The Founder and CEO of the Afro-Arab Group of Companies, Alhaji Salamu Amadu, has emerged as the Outstanding Africa Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 at the just-ended Africa Industrial & Development Conference and Awards (AIDCA) held in Abuja, Nigeria.

The awards ceremony, which was held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel in Abuja on the theme: ‘Enabling Transformation in the Digital Economy’, was aimed at rewarding hard work, innovation and dedication to solving problems on the Africa continent.

The renowned Ghanaian business mogul, after being named as the Outstanding Entrepreneur, in his remarks, expressed his profound gratitude to the organisers of the awards scheme for the recognition.

“I’m overwhelmed to be named as the Outstanding Entrepreneur of the Year 2022. First of all, I thank Allah for this prestigious award, and dedicate it to the youth from the zongos and all Africa living in deprived communities,” he said.

He further affirmed his love for Nigeria and appealed to both Ghanaians and Nigerians to keep investing in African businesses and industries, as well as support the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). Again, he appealed to Nigerians for their unflinching support for the Ghana Black Stars ahead of the Mundial.

“On behalf of the Afro-Arab board and management, I want to affirm our love for Nigeria, and let me use this opportunity to appeal to my Nigerian brothers and sisters to support the Ghana Black Stars even though it’s unfortunate we beat you ‘woto woto’; but as usual Ghana and Nigeria are like a brother and a sister. Let’s also support the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) and invest more in African businesses and industries,” he emphasised.

“Ghana is a special country. We have natural resources like gold which I brought some here, and we can also boast being the second largest producers of cocoa. Every one of you will be given chocolate from Ghana. For my Nigerian friends, Africa is blessed and if you think of doing business today in any part of the world, Africa is the destination and Ghana is the gateway,” he added.

Award-winning Nollywood actor John Okafor – also known as Mr. Ibu – heaped praises on Ambassador Alhaji Salamu Amadu for his exemplary lifestyle, and urge the youth in Africa to emulate him.

Some of the award-winners were Olu of Warri, Pastor Adeboye, Mele Kyari; while Charles Chukwuemeka emerged as the 2022 AIDA Outstanding Real Estate Company of the Year.

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