Dangote Group Says Committed To Bridging Unemployment Gap
Photo Caption: From left, Deputy General Manager, Dangote Fertiliser Limited, Dr. Mahavir Rajawat; Chairman, Operation and Trade Promotion, LCCI, Leye Kupoloye; Chairman, Trade Marketing and Protocol, Victoria Obadina, and Group Chief Commercial Officer, Dangote Industries Limited, Rabiu Umar during the Dangote Industries Special Day and Products Presentation at the 2021 Lagos International Trade Fair.
The management of Dangote Industries Limited says it remains committed to contributing to a significant reduction in Nigeria’s unemployment rate, even as the Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry lauded the spread of the indigenous conglomerate across Africa.
Speaking during the Dangote Special Day, at the on-going 2021 Lagos International Trade Fair, Group Executive Director, Commercial Operations, Hajiya Halima Aliko-Dangote stated that the nation’s foremost conglomerate intends to achieve the goal through its various investment projects spread across the country.
Ms. Aliko-Dangote who was represented by the Group Chief Commercial Officer, Dangote Industries Limited, Rabiu Umar, said that the group is committed to ameliorating the sufferings in the society, especially in the reduction of unemployment, hence the huge sums being invested in various projects.
He stated that the group’s interest is beyond profit making but to supporting government in job creation, reducing poverty, and engaging in unprecedented philanthropy, adding that outside of government, the Dangote Group is the biggest employer of labour in Nigeria.
Rabiu said that farmers were excited over the new fertiliser product, which is already in the market, both locally and internationally.
He noted that the group’s participation “at all major trade fairs across the country is a means of demonstrating our firm belief that Chambers of Commerce and Industry occupy a unique position in driving economic development through their activities.”
According to him, the essence of Lagos International Trade Fair 2021 is woven around the caption, “connecting businesses, creating value’, is consistent with our drive for innovation and value creation across Africa. This informed our belief that participating in this Trade Fair helps us connect to our customers who may not have had the opportunity to visit our offices.
“Our expectation, therefore, is that through this Trade Fair, we will be able to further expand awareness for our innovative products, generate sales, get prospective buyers, improve the image of our brands and open up new markets that will further translate to job creation and overall economic development.”
He called on participants to visit the Dangote stand as all our participating companies, Dangote Cement, Dangote Fertiliser, Dangote Sugar Refinery and NASCON, are sharing the stand, creating a one-stop shop for people wishing to make enquiries on our products.
Lauding the group’s participation at the fair, the President of the LCCI, Mrs. Toki Mabogunje recalled that “the Dangote Group has been part of the LITF as an exhibitor, sponsor, and partner over the years. The Group’s products and services have touched the lives of millions of people across the African continent and beyond.
“We are proud to be associated with the Dangote Group in all its endeavours to cater to the needs of the rich and the poor in several climes,” she added, stressing that the home-grown Nigerian company has become a household name across the African continent having a presence in many countries in Africa.