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With strategic partnership, Dangote boosts Abuja Trade Fair as it opens Friday

By Bridget Chiedu Onochie,  Abuja
29 September 2022   |   6:12 pm
The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on Thursday disclosed that 300 corporate exhibitors would be participating in the 17th Abuja International Trade Fair (AITF). Director-General, ACCI, Victoria Akai, who disclosed this in Abuja, said the event is expected to be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. The 17th AITF is scheduled…

The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) on Thursday disclosed that 300 corporate exhibitors would be participating in the 17th Abuja International Trade Fair (AITF).

Director-General, ACCI, Victoria Akai, who disclosed this in Abuja, said the event is expected to be declared open by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday.

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

Describing Dangote Group as a significant premium player in the industry, Akai said the firm has further strengthens the position of ACCI in implementing business activities and advocating for business-friendly policies.

“The Dangote-ACCI partnership is strategic and geared towards showcasing made-in-Nigeria products, which would help inform prospective exporters about the available opportunities and processes,” she stated.

According to Akai, the company had been a significant sponsor of the Abuja International Trade Fair, including this year’s Trade Fair.

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.

He said: “The Abuja International Trade Fair, since its inception, has served Nigeria as a trusted global trade destination and a potential market for over 50,000 consumers.”

On his part, Dangote Group’s Executive Director of Government and Strategic Relations, Engr Mansur Ahmed observed that the partnership with ACCI offers the company the opportunity to display its numerous innovative products while contributing its quota to the Nigerian economy through Trade Fairs and expos.

He described the President of the Group, Aliko Dangote, as someone passionate about developing the Nigerian economy, exporting made-in-Nigerian goods, earning foreign exchange, and creating jobs for the populace.

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

A statement by the Corporate Communications Department of the company, said a special help desk has been set up at the company’s pavilion to respond to enquiries while urging participants to leverage the numerous innovative products which include Dangote Fertiliser, Dangote Sugar, Dangote Cement, Dangote Salt, and lots more.