Alhaji Abdussalam Ibrahim Waya, Director of Dangote Sugar, a subsidiary of Dangote Group of Companies, has said that the company is standing on 1.5 million metric tons of sugar production annually.
Speaking at Dangote Special Day ceremony at the ongoing 39th Kano International Trade Fair, Alhaji Waya said the company was established in 2000 with a 500 metric tons capacity.
According to him, in 2002, Dangote expanded its production, by acquiring 30,000 hectares of Savannah Sugar production industry in Numan, Adamawa State.
The director added that the sugar production industry is currently on 20,000 employment capacity, noting that the company had helped in providing job opportunity to the youths in the area.
“Dangote has also established other sugar industries in Nassarawa, Niger and Kogi States. The Nassarawa State industry produces 100,000 metric tons,” he stated.
In his remarks, President Dangote Groups, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, said the company would continue to participate in the annual trade fair with more new innovations and products.
Alhaji Dangote, represented by the Group Executive Director, Government Relations and Strategy, Engr. Mansur Ahmad, said the company would establish its pavilion that would house all his products in the next trade fair in the state.
“The Dangote Company will be the one that will display all its products in one pavilion next year. We will continue to participate in this trade fair with more innovations and products,” said Dangote.
Earlier in a remark, the President, Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (KACCIMA), Alhaji Abubakar Dalhatu, commended Dangote for his immense contribution to commercial activities of the state.
According to him, Dangote is one of the major employers in the country, adding that it was the reason why they had set aside a special day for him to showcase his products at the event.
By Al-Mustapha Ado