Dangote Industries Limited has restated its commitment to contributing to a significant reduction in the number of unemployed Nigerians even as the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) lauded the indigenous conglomerate spread across Africa.
Speaking at the Dangote Special Day, at the on-going 2021 Lagos International Trade Fair, Group Executive Director, Commercial Operations, Hajiya Halima Aliko-Dangote stated that the nation’s foremost conglomerate intends to achieve the goal through its various investment projects spread across the nation.
Halima Aliko-Dangote who was represented by the Group Chief Commercial Officer, Dangote Industries Limited, Rabiu Umar said that the Group is committed to the ameliorating the sufferings in the society especially in the reduction of unemployment, hence the huge sums being invested in various projects across Nigeria.
He stated that the Group’s interest is beyond profit-making but to supporting government in job creation, reducing poverty, and engaging in unprecedented philanthropy, adding that outside of government, the Dangote Group is the biggest employer of labour in Nigeria.
Rabiu said that farmers were excited over the new fertiliser product, which is already in the market, both locally and internationally.
On the Group’s participation at the Trade Fair, he said “Our participation at all major trade fairs across the country is a means of demonstrating our firm belief that Chambers of Commerce and Industry occupy a unique position in driving economic development through their activitie.
He called on participants to visit the Dangote Stand as all their participating companies, Dangote Cement, Dangote Fertiliser, Dangote Sugar Refinery and NASCON are sharing the stand, creating a one-stop-shop for people wishing to make enquiries on our products.
He added that early this year Dangote emerged as Africa’s Best Brand in a competitive selection process by Brand Africa 100.
Lauding the Group’s participation at the Fair, the President of Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Mrs Toki Mabogunje said: “The Dangote Group has been part of the LITF as an exhibitor, sponsor, and partner over the years.
“The Group’s products and services have touched the lives of millions of people across the African continent and beyond.”
She noted that the home-grown Nigerian company has become a household name across the African continent having a presence in many countries in Africa.