The Dangote Group has bagged recognition award of the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA) for its contribution to the development of Nigeria’s economy.
The Dangote Corporate Affairs in the North said in a statement on Monday that the award was presented at the just concluded 39th Kaduna International Trade Fair.
Kaduna State Governor, Mallam Nasiru El Rufai presented the award to the representative of the group after it emerged the overall first runner up.
El Rufai described the awards as deserving and urged the awardees to scale up their activities and support the President Muhammadu Buhari-led effort in growing the Nigerian economy.
KADCCIMA President, Dr Muheeba Dankaka said the group has been a frontrunner in supporting economic growth and development through its various investments in agriculture, petrochemicals, cement, sugar, among others.
Dangote Group Regional Cement Director, Mr Dolapo Alli who represented the President of the group Alhaji Aliko Dangote said the conglomerate was the largest employer of labour in the private sector.
He said according to Dangote, with numerous multi-billion dollars investments coming on stream, the group’s capacity will be bolstered and thousands more will be gainfully employed.
President Buhari had described the role of the group as central to his administration’s economic recovery and growth agenda.
‘‘Buhari, who urged the private sector operators to join hand in bolstering Nigeria’s economy, said the key to modern economic growth and development is in the hands of private sector.
‘‘The president said the government is desirous of providing the enabling environment for investments to thrive,’’ he said.