Kano Emir, Gov, others hail Dangote at Trade Fair
The Dangote Industries Limited weekend buoyed its catalog of approval ratings with the commendation of Kano Emir Aminu Ado Bayero.
Emir Bayero, who visited the Dangote pavilion and was elated by the company’s participation, had in his entourage Council members of the KACCIMA, as well as other traditional rulers in the state.
The Emir also commended the Kano Government, Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture(KACCIMA), and other participating companies in the ongoing 42nd Kano International Trade Fair is expected to close on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
Emir Bayero said his accolade is timely given the challenges businesses face around the world.
According to him, we have visited the Trade Fair, and we are happy with development so far despite the economic situation around the world. May Allah support our effort.”
A statement from the Dangote Group said the company had slated Friday, December 10, 2021, for its Special Day.
The Emir’s visit came soon after the Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje visited the company’s pavilion and spoke glowingly of Dangote Group’s President Aliko Dangote.
The Governor who was represented by the Commissioner of Commerce and Industry Ibrahim Mukhtar said the contribution of Mr. Dangote to Kano and indeed Nigeria, in the areas of industrialization and job creation, cannot be quantified.
Speaking earlier, during a visit to the Dangote pavilion, Ugandan Envoy to Nigeria, Ambassador Nelson Ocheger, described Mr. Dangote as an ‘African jewel’ and an institution, whose indirect support to African political leaders in the areas of job creation and industrialization are impacting positively on peace and stability on the continent.
President of Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture(KACCIMA), Dalhatu Abubakar, described as apt the theme for this year’s 42nd 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).
Speaking to newsmen earlier, the Director-General of the KACCIMA Mustapha M. Aliyu commended the Dangote Group for the partnership and sponsorship of the Trade Fair.
He described the relations between the duo as mutual and supportive.
“We appreciate his efforts and support to the socio-economic growth of Africa,” the Director-General added.
The Dangote Group said companies participating under the Dangote Industries Limited are: Dangote Cement, Dangote Sugar, NASCON, and Dangote Fertiliser.
Dangote Group urged participants who seek to do business with any of the company’s subsidiaries, to avail themselves of such opportunities through Special Desks at its pavilion.
It described Kano State as one of its biggest markets in the country, adding that it has historically been a major trade route not only in Nigeria but in Africa as a whole.