Dangote Boosting Nigeria’s Foreign Earnings – Abuja Chamber
By: Femi Mustapha
Through its Made in Nigeria products, the Dangote Group has been identified as one of Nigeria’s biggest earners of Foreign Exchange, thereby contributing to the growth and development of the country’s economy.
Speaking at the Special Day of the Dangote Group at the ongoing 18th Abuja International Trade Fair (AITF), the Director-General of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Mrs. Victoria Akai, said the Dangote companies have been helping to scale up the volume of foreign exchange through export of his products, like Fertilizer, to other countries.
“This year’s Trade Fair looks at the issue of Made in Nigeria, and we are proud that the Dangote Group is the champion of Made in Nigeria products,” she said.
She commended the Dangote Group for the sponsorship of the 18th Trade Fair, which has as its theme: “Sustainable Finance and Taxation as Drivers of the New Economy.”
Speaking, Dangote Group’s Executive Director, Government, and Stakeholders Relations, Mansur Ahmed, an Engineer, said the company is committed to its industrialization project in Africa.
While noting that the Dangote Group is the biggest employer of labour, he said the company’s President Aliko Dangote is passionate about Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Corporate Philanthropy.
Mr. Ahmed commended the Bola Ahmed Tinubu-led government over its reform effort, and numerous steps taken to ginger the economy.
According to Mr. Ahmed, the partnership with ACCI offers the company the opportunity to display its numerous innovative products while contributing its quota to the Nigerian economy through Trade Fairs and expos.
This paper can report that the company’s pavilion became a mecca of a sort as participants trooped to catch a glimpse of the several innovative products on display.
A statement by the Branding and Corporate Communications Department of the company said a special help desk has been set up at the company’s pavilion to respond to queries while urging participants to leverage the numerous innovative products which include the: Dangote Fertiliser, Dangote Sugar, Dangote Cement, Dangote Salt, and lots more.
The Trade Fair will run between September 28 and October 9, 2023.