From Mustapha Adamu
Ugandan Envoy to Nigeria, Ambassador Nelson Ocheger has extended the country’s invitation to the Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote to invest in the country.
The envoy made the call at the Dangote pavilion, at the ongoing 42nd Kano International Trade Fair, which was officially declared open on Saturday.
In a statement by Corporate Communication Department, Dangote Group, issued to DAILY NIGERIAN on Sunday, the Ambassador said he is extending an invitation to Mr Dangote to come and invest in Uganda because his country is peaceful and business-friendly.
The statement said Mr Ocheger described Mr Dangote as pillar of social stability in the continent, adding that “his indirect support to African political leaders in the areas of job creation and industrialization are impacting positively on peace and stability on the continent.”
The statement added that the High Commissioner was elated by the several innovative products being displayed by Dangote Group at the pavilion, saying “ job creation is central to the continent’s craving for social stability.”
The statement further said the Ambassador said he was extending an invitation to Mr. Dangote to come and invest in Uganda, adding that his country is peaceful and business-friendly.
“With huge job creation potential across several African countries, and unprecedented philanthropic activities, President of the Dangote Group Aliko Dangote is a pillar supporting the ambiance of social stability in Africa,” Mr Ocheger was quoted as saying in the statement.
Speaking also, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje said the tate is not only proud of Mr Dangote and his company, but for creating opportunities for the African people.
The governor who was represented by the Commissioner of Commerce and Industry, Barrister Ibrahim Mukhtar, said the state would take advantage of the Africa Continent Free Trade Agreement, AfCFTA being historically a major trade route in Africa.
Speaking earlier, according to the statement, the President of Kano Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, KACCIMA, Dalhatu Abubakar, described as apt the theme for this year’s 42nd Trade Fair, which is: Consolidating the Challenges of Covid-19 pandemic to opportunities growth and development of micro, small and medium enterprises in Nigeria.
The statement further stated that Dangote Group’s pavilion had received participants, “who thronged the place to have a glimpse at several innovative products being displayed.”