The Emir of Kano, Aminu Ado Bayero and the Kano state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, among others, have lauded the contributions of Dangote Industries to the economic well-being of Nigeria.

Bayero, who visited the Dangote pavilion at the on-going Kano International Trade Fair commended the Kano Government, the Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KACCIMA) and other participating companies at the fair.

According to him, “We have visited the Trade Fair, and we are happy with development so far despite the economic situation around the world. May Allah support our effort.”

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje who was represented by the Commissioner of Commerce and Industry, Ibrahim Mukhtar said the contributions of Dangote to Kano and indeed Nigeria, in the areas of industrialisation and job creation, cannot be quantified.

Speaking earlier, during his own visit to the Dangote pavilion, Ugandan Envoy to Nigeria, Ambassador Nelson Ocheger, described Dangote as an ‘African jewel’ and an institution, whose indirect support to African political leaders in the areas of job creation and industrialization are impacting positively on peace and stability on the continent.

President of KACCIMA, Dalhatu Abubakar, described as apt, the theme for this year’s trade fair, which is, “Consolidating the Challenges of Covid-19 pandemic to opportunities growth and development of micro, small and medium enterprises in Nigeria.”

Deputy President and Chairman of Trade Fair Committee, Uba Tanko Mijinyawa, said the Dangote Group had been a partner all through, even as he extolled the firm’s charity works through the Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF).

The Director-General of the KACCIMA, Mustapha M. Aliyu, commended the Dangote Group for the partnership and sponsorship of the Trade Fair.

He described 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.