The Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Power (ECCIMA),has commended Dangote Group for African industrialisation.
Dangote Group’s giant strides in establishing cement plants across Africa has attracted commendation of the ECCIMA), which described the conglomerate as an emerging global player from Africa.
The president of ECCIMA, Ugochukwu Chime speaking at the weekend, during Dangote Group’s special day at the 27th Enugu International Trade Fair also lauded the group for operating in almost every sector of the economy while adding a lot of value to the growth of the Nigerian economy.
He said more of Dangotes was all Nigeria needed to be an industrial giant in the committee of the nation, adding that the present challenges facing the country presents opportunity to investors to do business in Nigeria.
According to him, “Dangote Group has gone beyond being a Nigerian conglomerate to an African conglomerate operating in many countries across the continent. It has demystified the production process, perfected backward integration and in years to come will become a global player, deepening the creation of wealth and employment generation.”
Chime added: “Dangote business and entrepreneurship indulgence has spread to many parts of African continent, employing thousands of people across the world of which not less than 85 percent are Nigerians.”
The Regional Sales Director, South East, Dangote Cement, TundeMabogunje, who led the Dangote Group team said that the Group has grown from a trading company to an integrated manufacturing conglomerate and has succeeded in making Nigeria self-sufficient in goods that hitherto, were being imported. He said that the Group pays attention to quality thereby ensuring that all products from its stable are of high quality.
The high point of the special day was the raffle draw by NASCON. AmakaUde won the first prize of a microwave oven,LovinaChukwu won a gas cooker. Other prizes won included blenders and non-stick cooking pots.
All participants at the special day received free gift packs containing all ranges of products from the Group’s stable as well as free plates of delicacies prepared with danqseasong cubes.
Some of the products displayed at the fair include Dangote sugar, Dangote Flour, spaghetti, noodles and macaroni Dangote salt, Danq (seasoning), various ranges of fruit juice products and bottled water from Dansa Foods.
Dangote Sugar offered customers who bought granulated sugar packs at the fair instant lucky dip prizes ranging from plastic buckets to umbrellas and exercise books. All products at the Dangote Pavilion were sold at discounted prices.