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Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man has established himself as a force to be reckoned with across various sectors including oil mining. His recently commissioned petroleum refinery set to begin operation in July depicts the convergence of wealth and influence witnessed in the oil industry.

As Dangote extends towards the oil industry, opportunities for growth and collaboration. This article will reveal some of the oil magnates in Africa who possess the potential to forge strategic alliances with Dangote. Together, they can harness their expertise and resources to reshape the oil landscape, foster economic development, and drive Africa towards a prosperous energy future.

Mohammed Al Amoudi

Mohammed Hussein Ali Al-‘Amoudi is a prominent Ethiopian-Saudi billionaire with significant investments in the oil industry that Aliko Dangote can go into partnership with. Al Amoudi’s oil investments are primarily channeled through his company Corral Petroleum Holdings and MIDROC.

With his strong presence in the African oil sector, particularly in countries such as Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Sudan, coupled with Dangote’s diverse business portfolio and infrastructure capabilities, could create a powerful alliance.

Their collaboration could lead to exploring new oil exploration and production opportunities, invest in refining and distribution infrastructure, and strengthen their market positions in Africa. Their partnership could drive economic growth, enhance regional energy security, and create mutually beneficial business opportunities in the oil industry in Africa.


Folorunsho Alakija

Another oil magnate Aliko Dangote could go into partnership with is Nigerian business woman, Folorunsho Alakija. executive vice-chairman of Famfa Oil Limited of Famfa Oil Limited, a potential partnership between Alakija and Dangote could involve collaboration in the oil and gas sector.


The duo’s expertise in the industry and years of experience could facilitate joint ventures in exploration, production, refining, and distribution of oil and gas resources. Their respective strengths and resources, could create synergies, expand their market reach, and contribute to the growth and development of the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

Kase Lawal


Kase Lukman Lawal also fits in the list of who could potentially go into partnership with Aliko Dangote. The Nigerian-born America-based oil tycoon runs prosperous Camac Holdings with subsidiaries like Camac International Corporation, Camac Energy Inc and Allied Energy Corporation, a thriving energy firm in the United States.

While Lawal has not reached the same level of prominence as individuals like Aliko Dangote, he has demonstrated expertise and experience in the energy sector that could potentially make him a partner for Dangote. Collaborating with Lawal could enable Dangote to tap into CAMAC International’s expertise in the oil and gas sector, leveraging their network and experience to explore new ventures together.

Igho Sanomi

Igho Charles Sanomi, a Nigerian businessman and founder of the Taleveras Group, a company involved in oil trading, exploration, production, and infrastructure development across Africa. Sanomi has made significant investments in the oil industry and could be a potential partner for Dangote.


Together, they could explore new opportunities for oil exploration, production, and trading and their combined resources and capabilities could facilitate investments in refining and downstream infrastructure, strengthening their market positions and contributing to the development of the Nigerian and African energy sectors.

Mike Adenuga


Mike Adenuga, a Nigerian businessman, founder and owner of Globacom, a mobile telecommunications company. While Adenuga is primarily known for his telecom ventures, he also has investments in the oil and gas industry through his company Conoil Producing Limited which makes him a potential partner for Dangote in the oil sector.

Partnering with Adenuga could provide Dangote with access to Conoil’s oil exploration, production, and marketing capabilities. Their collaboration could involve joint ventures in oil and gas exploration blocks, development of oil fields, and investment in refining and downstream infrastructure. Adenuga’s established presence in the Nigerian market, coupled with Dangote’s business acumen and infrastructure expertise, could create a powerful alliance within the oil and gas industry.

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Source: Business Elites Africa

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