.Dangote Pavilion Beehive Of Activities In Kano Trade Fair
Ugandan Ambassador to Nigeria, has described Mr Aliko Dangote as an ‘African Jewel’ who has impacted African Leaders through Job Creation and industrialization, which has brought about peace and stability on the continent.
Ambassador Nelson, Ocheger said this while speaking during a visit to the Dangote pavilion at the ongoing 42nd Kano International Trade Fair, which was officially declared open at the weekend.
The High Commissioner who was obviously elated by the several innovative products being displayed by the pan African conglomerate said job creation is central to the continent’s craving for social stability.
Ocheger further extended an invitation to Mr. Dangote to come and invest in Uganda, adding that his country is peaceful and business-friendly.
Speaking also, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said Kano State is not only proud of Mr. Dangote and his company, but for creating opportunities for the African people.
The Governor who was represented by the Commissioner of Commerce and Industry, Barrister Ibrahim Mukhtar, said the state will take advantage of the Africa Continent Free Trade Agreement(AfCFTA) being historically a major trade route in Africa.
Earlier, the President of Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture(KACCIMA), Dalhatu Abubakar, described as apt the theme for this year’s Trade Fair, which is: Consolidating the Challenges of Covid-19 pandemic to opportunities growth and development of micro, small and medium enterprises in Nigeria.
Deputy President and Chairman of Trade Fair Committee Uba Tanko Mijinyawa said the Dangote Group has been a partner all through, even as he extolled its charity works through the Aliko Dangote Foundation(ADF).
Meanwhile, The Dangote Group’s pavilion literally became a Mecca of a sort as participants thronged the company’s pavilion to have a glimpse at several innovative products being displayed.
“Some of the participants at the ongoing 42nd Kano International Trade Fair are customers who are conversant with our innovative products, others want to be distributors, and yet others are excited by the products and the magnifying scenery at the pavilion”, a statement from the company said.
The companies participating under Dangote Industries Limited are Dangote Cement, Dangote Sugar, NASCON, and Dangote Fertiliser.
The statement said participants who seek to do business with any of the Dangote Group’s subsidiaries, can avail themselves of such opportunities through a Special Desk at the pavilion.
It described Kano State as one of its biggest markets in the country, adding that it has always been considered as a center of commerce not only in Nigeria but in Africa as a whole.
It said the newly introduced Dangote Fertiliser which has become the farmers’ bride will be operating a Special Help Desk for customers and farmers.
The statement added that apart from the product which is sold at reasonable prices with special packages, gift items are also being presented to customers at the pavilion.