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Africa Urged to Rally Dangote to Ginger Economy

- Emir, Sambajo extol Dangote’s virtues

by Isiyaku Ahmed
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Director General of the Kano Chamber of Commerce Industries Mines and Agriculture (KACCIMA), Tijani Aliyu Abdu Danzabuwa, has harped on the necessity to rally Africa’s top philanthropist, Aliko Dangote, to expedite the economic growth and development of the continent.

Mr. Danzabuwa, who was speaking at the ongoing Kano Trade Fair said with a staggering endowment fund for philanthropy and business portfolios across Africa, Mr. Dangote is central to the rapid industrialization of the continent.

He also expressed optimism that the Dangote Refinery will be a major game changer, especially in earning for Nigeria’s Foreign Exchange, which is needed for economic stability and development.

Dangote is the major sponsor of the ongoing Kano Trade Fair.

Mr. Danzabuwa added, “The Group has been supporting and assisting the Chamber through its generous financial support over the years particularly in its sustained participation at the Annual Kano International Trade Fair.

“Dangote Group has been contributing immensely to the nation’s economy in stimulating and driving the nation’s exports strength, industrial growth, Job creation, satisfying domestic needs and reducing poverty.”

Speaking also during his visit to the company’s pavilion, Kano’s foremost businessman and chairman of Sambajo General Enterprises Limited, Salisu Sambajo, described Mr. Dangote as key to Africa’s development.

The business mogul traced their relationship with Mr. Dangote to over 40 years, adding that he has been a great philanthropist who has his country and Africa at heart.

Mr. Sambajo described the upcoming Dangote Refinery as a legacy project that will greatly impact Africa’s economies.

The Emir of Kano His Royal Highness Aminu Ado Bayero who visited the company’s pavilion had commended the company’s strides and support in Nigeria, while urging the company not to relent in its efforts.

The President of KACCIMA, Garba Imam, had said it was planning to name a Trade and Convention Centre after Mr. Dangote.

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