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Dangote Group Pledges Help to FG in Fighting Recession

Dangote Group has pledged its support to the Federal Government to help push back economic recession in the country.

The Group said in a statement on Monday in Abuja, that it would explore opportunities opening up in agriculture, mining and infrastructure, through partnership with the levels of government.

Speaking through an Executive Director of the Group, Hajiya Halima Dangote, who represented president of the Group, Aliko Dangote, the group made the pledge at Dangote Special Day ceremony at the Kano International Trade Fair in Kano.

Dangote highlighted that the challenges of the recession presents opportunities to explore areas of development which has informed re-opening of Dangote Flour Mill in Kano as well as the Tomato factory processing project in Kadawa area of the state.

“It is our intention to establish a large scale rice mill of 250,000 tonnes per annum capacity in Kano, to process production in three states,’’ Dangote said.

He re-emphasised that Dangote Fertilisers project, with capacity of 2.8 million tonnes per annum, the largest plant in sub-saharan Africa, would be inaugurated by the end of 2017.

Dangote commended the Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, and the government for their commitment to the business community “as demonstrated by the fair which attracted wide range of businesses from far and near’’.

He assured the chamber of the Group’s willingness to continue partnership and scale up its presence in the years ahead.

President of KACCIMA, Alhaji Umar Dansuleka, said presence of Dangote at the fair was an encouragement to other businesses aspiring for greater heights.

The conglomerate, Dansuleka said, had made a mark across Africa and the globe through its products and services, thereby enhancing image of the country.

Side attraction at the Special day were the wet sampling at the flour stand of the pavilion after dignitaries, led by Halima Dangote and some senior staff of the group, visited the other group’s products stands.

Source: Bellanaija

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