Kano Chamber to Name Centre after Dangote
By: Femi Mustapha
The Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture (KACCIMA) has announced plans to name a proposed Trade and Convention Center after the President/CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote.
“The new Council of KACCIMA plans to name the centre, Aliko Dangote Trade and Convention Centre, after its completion in 3 years,”
The President of KACCIMA, Garba Imam, made the pronouncement in Kano on the sideline of the ongoing 44th Kano International Trade Fair edition themed ‘Economic Diversification, Inclusive Growth, and Sustainable Development.’
Dangote Industries (DIL) is a major sponsor of the 2023 fair.
Imam told newsmen that Mr. Dangote has contributed enormously to the economic development of Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa through his highly acclaimed conglomerate.
“Nigerians are now waiting eagerly for Dangote Refinery for a sigh of relief.
“By partnering with Dangote, we hope to drive the economic development of Kano and restore its past glory as the largest commercial hub in Northern Nigeria.
“Apart from infrastructure development, the new Council of KACCIMA is also working with the Nigeria Gas project – the gas pipeline from Obajana to Kano, Katsina, and Maradi – to understand how Kano Industries would benefit. Additionally, Kano is looking forward to the KADUNA railway line because it will reduce freight of raw materials and other products.
Imam said that the major concern of the Chamber is to drive economic growth and manufacturing rebound following the collapse of many factories in Kano state.
Imam disclosed further that the project was approved by the Kano state government in 2021.
He expressed the belief that Dangote, as a son of the soil, will impact its execution and implementation and assist KACCIMA in achieving self-sufficiency and sustainability.