AFCFTA; the future of Africa   -Dangote

The Dangote Industries Limited has described the African Continental Free Trade Area, AFCFTA as the future of Africa, adding that it will play a significant role in the intra-African market as a Pan-African company and global player to maximize the advantages of the Continental Free Trade.The submission was made during the 43rd Trade Fair, organized by the Kano Chamber of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (KACCIMA.President and Chief Executive of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, is the Grand Patron of the KACCIMA.

Delivering his address earlier, Mr. Dangote described the theme of the fair,  “unlocking export opportunities through AFCFTA for Nigeria’s economic growth and development,” as apt.
Mr. Dangote was represented by the Regional Director, Dangote Cement Plc. North West, Mr. Aliyu Da’u Aliyu.

He said “We are participating in this year’s fair to contribute our own quota to the economic growth of the State and Nigeria as a whole and for us, the Theme, ‘Unlocking Export Opportunities Through AfCFTA For Nigeria’s Economic Growth and Development is apt,”The 650, 000 barrels per day (BPD) integrated refinery project, Dangote Sugar Refinery, Numan and Tunga Operations, Dangote cement Plc. and NASCON Allied Plc, can key into the Continental scheme for greater impactThe company’s Group Executive Director Engr. Mansur Ahmed had told newsmen that Kano is a major gateway to trade in Africa and that the Trade Fair offers the company yet another opportunity to leverage on its export potential in line with the AFCFTA.Earliar, the Director-General of the KACCIMA Mustapha M. Aliyu commended the Dangote Group for the partnership and sponsorship of the Trade Fair describing the relations between the duo as mutual and supportive.“We appreciate his efforts and support to the socio-economic growth of Africa,” the Director-General added

The pavilion of Africa’s foremost conglomerate-Dangote Group-yesterday turned Mecca as participants thronged to have a glimpse of the several innovative products being displayed.

Some of the participants who visited the company’s pavilion included top government officials, Emirs, investors, academics, and several high-profile personalities.

Participants who thronged the company’s pavilion said they were excited by the quality of the products being displayed.

Many of the participants said they were enlisting for distributorship with the company.

Among those who visited the company’s pavilion were the Emirs of Gaya and his counterpart from the Bichi Emirate.



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