The Kano Chamber of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (KACCIMA) Mr Aminu Ahmed, has said that the pan African drive shown by the Dangote Group would benefit the Africa Continental and Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
Dangote has been consistent in the sponsorship of the Kano International Trade Fair.
The interim chairman of management committee of KACCIMA, Aminu Ahmed, said this at the Dangote Special Day at the Kano International Trade Fair.
He said the Pan-African company can drive the AFCFTA to success through its presence in several African countries.
Ahmed said the industrialization of Africa was now paramount and that the Dangote Group should be commended for it believe in Africa.
This is coming as the company was named as the most consistent and supportive partner of the year.
He added that the Dangote Refinery would revive Nigeria’s status as the ‘Giant of Africa’.
The Dangote refinery is adjudged to be the Single-largest Train Refinery in the World with capacity to churn out 650,000 barrel per day.
Ahmed added that the company was also helping Nigeria mitigating the ravaging poverty through its job creation and corporate social interventions.
Speaking, the representative of the Dangote Group, Aliyu Da’u Aliyu, said the company was desirous of setting the tone for Africa’s Industrialization 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 organizing the 43rd edition of the Trade Fair, which hosted no fewer than 50 foreign companies and 1000 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 Abdulkadir as well as District Heads commended the Group for its contribution to economic growth.
Dangote 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.(NAN)