Bill Gates disclosed this in a note posted on his blog saying his non-profit and Aliko Dangote Foundation have worked together “on issues like malnutrition, food fortification, and polio” in Nigeria.
The Microsoft founder was journaling about his latest visit to Nigeria and Niger.
“I’ve been lucky to call Aliko Dangote a friend for many years. We have a ton in common: Both of us started successful businesses, and then, for our second acts in life, we chose to start foundations aimed at improving health and education,” he wrote.
“I got to spend lots of time with him this week, and it’s always super fun to catch up with him in person. He’s been an invaluable partner to our foundation over the years—especially in his native Nigeria—working together on issues like malnutrition, food fortification, and polio.”
During the visit to Nigeria, Gates, alongside Dangote, met with President Bola Tinubu. He also met governors and traditional rulers, including the Sultan of Sokoto, and urged governments to deal with challenges facing the health system.