The interim Chairman, Management Committee of the Kano Chamber of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (KACCIMA), Mr. Aminu Ahmed says the pan-African drive by the Dangote Group will benefit the Africa Continental and Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA).
Dangote has been consistent in the sponsorship of the Kano International Trade Fair.
Mr Ahmed, who stated this at the Dangote Special Day at the ongoing Kano International Trade Fair said that the Pan-African company can drive the AFCFTA to success, through its presence in several African countries.
He said the industrialisation of Africa is now paramount and that the Dangote Group should be rallied around and commended for its belief in Africa.
This is coming as the company was named the most consistent and supportive partner of the year.
He added that the Dangote Refinery will revive Nigeria’s status as the ‘Giant of Africa’.
The Dangote refinery is adjudged to be the Single-largest Train Refinery in the Word with the capacity to produce 650,000 barrels per day
Ahmed added that the company is also helping Nigeria to mitigate the ravaging poverty through job creation and corporate social interventions.
Speaking, the representative of the Dangote Group, Aliyu Da’u Aliyu, said the company “is desirous of setting the tone for Africa’s Industrialisation hence it positive stance on AfCFTA.
“We are optimistic that AFCFTA will offer the long-awaited opportunity and make it easier for African businesses to trade within the continent and benefit from the huge African market of over one billion people.
He congratulated the Council Members for their recent appointments, and for organising the 43rd edition of the Trade Fair, said to host no fewer than 50 foreign companies and 1,000 local companies.
Earlier, the Emirs of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero; Bichi, Alhaji Nasiru Ado Bayero; Karaye, Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar ll, and Gaya, Alhaji Aliyu Ibrahim Abdulkadir as well as District Heads separately visited the Dangote pavilion and commended the group for its contribution to economic growth of the country.
Dangote’s business interests include cement, sugar refining, salt and seasoning, tomato and rice farming, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Packaging, Logistics, automotive, Training Academy, Oil, and Gas, and fertilizer, among others.