L-R: Gabriel Idahosa, Vice-President at LCCI; Rabiu Umar, Group Chief Commercial Officer at DIL; Knut Ulvmoen, Group Executive Director/Vice-President of LCCI, Receiving the Chamber’s Guide from Dr. Olawale-Cole, President of LCCI, on the Dangote Group Special Day at 2022 Lagos International Trade Fair (LITF) in Lagos Photo: Dangote Group

LCCI applauds Dangote for provision of infrastructure, job creation

*Dr. Micheal Olawale-Cole, President of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, lauds Dangote Group for its contribution to job creation, and impact of the conglomerate’s products and services on the lives of millions of consumers across the African continent and beyond

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has commended Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) for the conglomerate’s sustained efforts at providing basic infrastructure through various intervention projects.

The DIL stated Dr. Micheal Olawale-Cole, President of the LCCI, said this in his remarks Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at Dangote Group’s Special day at the ongoing Lagos International Trade Fair (LITF).

L-R: Engr. Leye Kupoluyi, Vice-President of LCCI; Dr. Olawale Cole, President of LCCI; Rabiu Umar, Group Chief Commercial Officer at DIL; and Richard Adewunmi,  Director of Marketing, Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), at the Launching of Dangote Retail Sugar During Dangote Group Special Day at 2022 LITF in Lagos

Dr. Olawale-Cole said the foremost indigenous conglomerate had contributed significantly to providing solutions to support the governments in areas of food sufficiency, road construction, housing, and energy.

The LCCI President also noted that Dangote Group has been at the forefront of job creation even as its products and services have touched the lives of millions of people across the African continent and beyond.

Olawale-Cole enjoined other corporate bodies to toe the line of Dangote in assisting the authorities through the provision of infrastructure, even if such is through a tax credit scheme, introduced by the Federal Government.

Rabiu Umar, Group Chief Commercial Officer, Dangote Group, while welcoming the participants to the special day at the Fair, disclosed that the Group is passionate about deepening the Nigerian economy through industrialisation, job creation, provision and rehabilitation of essential infrastructure, and the welfare of the citizens.

According to him, it is the desire to promote industrialisation that informs our decision to become strategic partners with all the major Chambers of Commerce across the country.

“Our participation in all major trade fairs across Nigeria demonstrates our belief that Chambers of Commerce & Industry occupy a unique position in driving economic development through their activities.

“Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) occupies a unique position as the pioneering chamber and has continued to play a ‘significant role in the economic growth of Lagos and Nigeria in general,” said Umar.

The Dangote Group Chief Commercial Officer also stated that the theme of the fair, “Connecting Businesses, Creating Value”, resonates with the Group.

He disclosed that all the company’s investment decisions are focused on creating value for all stakeholders across the subsidiaries.

Umar further said: “We have invested in several projects which are meant to create jobs and enhance rapid industrialisation of the Nigerian economy.”

Giving an insight into the activities of the subsidiaries, he said that the activities of Dangote Cement had had a multiplier effect, providing direct and indirect employment to millions of people across Africa.

“Our food subsidiaries, Dangote Sugar Refinery, NASCON Allied Industries (Dangote Salt), and Dangote Rice are providing jobs through various schemes.

“Dangote Sugar Refinery, through its out-grower scheme, has provided jobs to thousands of farmers in the host communities. “The coming of Dangote Fertiliser has to a great extent helped to change the face of agriculture in Nigeria while the Dangote Petroleum Refinery when functional will drive the development of ancillary industries which will utilise the byproducts as raw materials,” Umar stated.

Dangote Sugar Refinery also unveiled its new retail sugar packs during the event.

Rilwan Olawale Yusuf, Head of Sales & Marketing, Dangote Sugar Refinery, speaking during the unveiling said the new packs which come in three variants, 1 kg, 500g and 250g would improve on-shelf brand visibility and enhance consumer preference for ‘our brand.’

Yusuf also noted that the new product package would establish a clear differentiation and enhance the attractiveness of the pack.

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