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Organisers laud Dangote as Abuja trade fair opens today

The Dangote Group has been described as a significant premium player as over 300 corporate exhibitors are participating in the 17th Abuja International Trade Fair…

The Dangote Group has been described as a significant premium player as over 300 corporate exhibitors are participating in the 17th Abuja International Trade Fair (AITF) expected to be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. 

Speaking to newsmen in Abuja, the Director-General of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), Ms. Victoria Akai said: “As a member of ACCI, the Dangote Group further strengthens the position of ACCI in implementing business activities and advocating for business-friendly policies.”

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The DG said the Dangote-ACCI partnership is strategic and geared towards showcasing made-in-Nigeria products, which will help inform prospective exporters about the available opportunities and processes.

President of ACCI, Dr. Al-Mujtaba Abubakar, told newsmen that the theme for this year’s exhibition: “Creating an Export Ready Market through SMEs Digitization,” offers a wide range of opportunities for Small and Medium Enterprises to ginger their performance, and especially in relation to the non-oil sector.  

The 17th AITF is scheduled to be held between Friday, September 30 and Sunday, October 9, 2022, at ACCI Abuja International Trade Fair Complex.  

The Dangote Group’s Executive Director of Government and Strategic Relations Engr Mansur Ahmed said the President of the Group Alhaji Aliko Dangote is passionate about developing the Nigerian economy, exporting made-in-Nigerian goods, earning foreign exchange, and creating jobs for the populace.

Engr Ahmed said the company is desirous of entering into any strategic partnership that will set the country on the path of rapid growth and development.