Find out: The person Dangote and Jim Ovia lost the “Forbes African Person Of The Year” award to.


Nigerian Agriculture minister in person of Mr Akinwunmi Adesina was declared the Forbes African of the year 2013 beating Nigerian billionaires  Aliko Dangote and Jim Ovia.

Adesina who was given the award for his reforms to the country’s farming sector said in his acceptance speech “My goal is to make as many millionaires maybe billionaires ,from agriculture as possible”.

“He is a man on a mission to help Africa feed itself”, said Forbes Africa editor Chris Bishop.


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