OGUNCCIMA Applauds Dangote Group for contribution to economic development
The Ogun State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OGUNCCIMA), the organiser of Gateway Trade Fair, has applauded Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group for its contribution to economic development and sponsorship of the fair.
Dangote was one of the key sponsors of the 8th Gateway Trade Fair held between 17th and 25th of May 2017in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
President of OGUNCCIMA, Mrs. Adesola Adebutu said the support given by the Dangote Group went a long way in making the staging of the Fair a success.
She explained that the theme of the Fair, “Promoting Agricultural Value Chain through SMES for Nigeria Economic Recovery”, was chosen in line with Ogun state’s policy of Agricultural industrialization which is also in consonance with the national policy of repositioning agriculture as the viable alternative to oil.
Mrs Adebutu stated that OGUNCCIMA was planned to be a clear departure from the past such that this year’s will rekindle the interest of the old investors and introduce new ones in new opportunities for its investments in Ogun State.
In his opening address, Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosu, thanked OGUNCCIMA for taking up the challenge to organize the fair despite paucity of funds and logistics challenges.
He said Nigeria is blessed with climate that can sustain agriculture all year round and that it’s heartening that the federal government is leading the way in diversification of the economy from oil based to agriculture whose value chain can create millions of employment.
Dangote Group, which is a leading sponsor of the Fair, stormed the venue with varieties of its consumer goods as well as its flagship product, cement.Three companies in the group offered consumer goods at the fair are Dangote Sugar Refinery, NASCON Allied Industries Plc (Dangote Salt), Dangote Flour and Dangote Cement.
Some products displayed at the fair were Dangote sugar, Dangote Flour, spaghetti and macaroni, Dangote salt, Danq (seasoning), tomato paste. Dangote Sugar will be offering customers different sizes of granulated sugar packs at the fair.
A statement from Corporate Communications Unit of Dangote Group, said the fair has become a veritable venue for introduction of new innovations to Dangote products and that visitors to the group pavilion at both fairs will have the opportunity of buying products of these companies at reduced prices.
Dangote Flour offered customers a wide range of products at discounted prices. Buyers went home with several gifts as reward for purchasing Dangote Flour products. Products at the stand included-Dangote, flour for baking, wheat meals, spaghetti and macaroni.
Also, free samples of products like salt, seasoning, Tomato paste and the Dansa juice drinks, Dangote Salt, seasoning and Dangote tomato paste and others were given out to the visitors who visited the group’s stands.