The Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines & Agriculture (ECCIMA) has commended the efforts of Dangote Industries Limited on its unmatched contributions to the growth and development of the Nigerian economy.
Sir Emeka Udeze, ECCIMA President, speaking during the Dangote Group special day at the ongoing 30th Enugu International Trade Fair, said the Group has added a lot of value to the growth of the Nigerian economy, operating in every sector and still expanding and going strong.
He said, “today, Dangote business and entrepreneurship indulgence has spread to many parts of the African continent, employing thousands of people across the world, of which not less than 85 per cent are Nigerians.”
According to him, “the exploits of the Dangote Group show high degree of vision, creative thinking, research, innovation, doggedness, hard work and industry, which has culminated into what one can describe as the Dangote business and industrial empire today.”
Udeze said with the soon coming on stream of the Dangote Refinery, the nation’s days of scarcity of refined petroleum products will be over, even as it adds value to the economy.
In his speech, the Regional Sales Director (Technical) Dangote Cement Plc, Mr. Johnson Olaniyi described Aliko Dangote as a man who has made Nigerians proud within the global scene.
He stated that worried over the spate of collapsed buildings, Dangote Cement introduced the 3X range of products, which are designed for extra strength and yield. He disclosed that Dangote Cement parades four grades of products which include the BlocMaster, D3X rapid setting, 3X normal setting, and the Falcon.
During a presentation Dennis Ativie, Deputy Sales and Marketing Manager, disclosed that Dangote has discovered that while Nigeria’s population is growing, there is no corresponding increase in food production; hence it decided to intervene by building a fertiliser plant.
He announced that good news are coming to the farmers as the fertiliser plant is gearing to produce and roll out its products. Dangote Fertiliser, he explained, would provide farming extension services to educate and guide farmers on application of the different grades of fertiliser for maximum yield.
Other subsidiaries of Dangote Group that made presentations at the event include Dangote Flour Mills, Dangote Sugar Refinery and NASCON Allied Industries.
Companies under Dangote Group are already adding colour to the Enugu International Trade Fair with an array of edible goods on display.
The Group’s participation is part of strategies to grow market share and expand customer reach more customers in the Southern part of the nation. The Group’s well branded pavilion has become the toast of visitors and shoppers at the Fair..
Companies in the group offering consumer goods at the fair are Dangote Sugar Refinery, NASCON Allied Industries Plc (Dangote Salt), and Dangote Flour Mills.
Other companies from the stable which established a help desk at the Group stand to handle inquiries include Dangote Cement and Dangote Fertiliser.
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