How Dangote is boosting the African economy – DG ACCI – Blueprint Newspapers Limited
The Chief Executive Officer of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Ms. Victoria Akai, described the Dangote Group as the flagship and epicenter of Africa’s industrialization.
Speaking on the sidelines of the Abuja International Trade Fair which was declared open on Monday, the CEO said the conglomerate had placed Nigeria on the continental and global map.
“As a reputable Nigerian brand, Dangote is an institutional miracle that drives the growth of the Nigerian and African economy. We must note that Dangote remains a unique company with the capacity to develop the Nigerian economy, as evidenced by the multi-billion naira Dangote refinery and several factories across Africa, ”she said.
This happens as the Dangote pavilion at the trade show has become something of a mecca, as attendees who visited the booth learn about the innovative products on display.
She added that “the Group is indeed a major player in the African Continental Free Trade Agreement”.
Dangote is the main sponsor of the 16th Abuja International Trade Fair.
Meanwhile, the chairman of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Dr Mujtaba Abubakar, said that for Nigeria to grow its economy exponentially, it would need more industrialists like Aliko Dangote.
According to Dr Mujtaba, the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and the Dangote Group share a common interest in Nigeria’s trade development and industrialization.
Dangote Group companies participating in the trade fair include Dangote Sugar Refinery, Dangote Cement, NASCON (salt and seasoning) and Dangote Fertilizer, among others.
A statement from Dangote Group Brand and Communications Director Anthony Chiejina said the trade fair offers Nigerians the opportunity to sponsor the new Dangote fertilizer and other innovative products from the company.
Dangote Group representative at the opening ceremony, Alhaji Hashem Ahmed, said the company will continue to support the government in the areas of industrialization, job creation and social intervention.