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Zambia Seeks Dangote’s Assistance in Developing Fertiliser Industry

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, Dangote Cement Zambia, Director, Lynda Mataka, President/CE of Dangote Industries limited, Aliko Dangote, Zambia Minister of Commerce, Trade & Trade: Chipoka Mulenga, Zambia High Commissioner to Nigeria, Oscar Shitima, During the Zambia Minister Visit the President/CE of Dangote Industries Limited, in his Residence, Victoria Island Lagos, on Saturday 20, August 2022.

 

 

The Zambian Minister of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Chipoka Mulenga, has sought the assistance of the President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote in the development of his country’s agricultural sector.

 

Chipoka Mulenga, who led a delegation from Zambia on tour of the 3.00 million metric tonnes Dangote Fertiliser plant at the weekend, called for a collaboration between Dangote Group and the Zambian government in the establishment of fertiliser plant in the southern African country.

Mulenga expressed belief that any investment in fertiliser production will not only help the country to be self-sufficient in food production, it will also help grow the Zambian economy as well as that of the neigbouring countries.

According him, the Zambian government has created an enabling environment for local and foreign investment through great incentives to attract investment in all sectors of the economy.

“The Zambian government in the last budget made some pronouncements which focus on value addition, industrialisation, skill enhancement and development. We have a huge youthful population who are ready to work if given the opportunity to be productive,” he said.

He described Zambia as Africa’s new investment destination because of its stable political system, stable macroeconomic environment and investment protection guarantees.

He said that Zambia is strong in agriculture and even seeking to become stronger through having its own Fertiliser plant. “Rather than continue to import Fertiliser from anywhere, we want Aliko Dangote to come and establish plant in Zambia. The country’s fertiliser consumption has increased tremendously in the last few years and has continued to increase. I am happy that we no longer have to go outside of Africa to seek investors. Dangote has been able to change the narratives through his investment in cement production across Africa.  We now have Africans investing in the Africa continent. Dangote has already established the biggest cement plant in Zambia. Dangote Cement Zambia has a remarkable portfolio and is bringing positive change to the cement industry, not only in Zambia, but also to other neigbouring countries,” he added.

Mulenga commended the President/CE of Dangote Group, Mr. Aliko Dangote for investing massively in fertiliser production in Nigeria. ”This could only happen because the company put  the right people, right leadership, right technical skills and the right management in place to have such a remarkable result. This Fertiliser Plant is not only serving the needs of Nigeria, but also attracting foreign exchange into the continent. This is a good demonstration that we can have this kind of investment in any part of Africa, which can grow and be beneficial to other countries.”

He therefore enjoined Nigerians to guard Dangote investments and other local investments in Nigeria. “Let all Nigerians support this investment to grow from strength to strength. This is amazing and we will like to have a similar investment in Zambia.”

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Speaking at the end of the tour, Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Fertiliser Limited, Mr. Vishwajit Sinha said demand for Urea fertiliser in the Nigerian market and beyond remains robust and is expected to continue to grow.

He said the $2.5 billion fertiliser complex would make Nigeria self-sufficient in fertiliser production with excess capacity exported to other African countries and the rest of the world.

“The key focus of Dangote Fertiliser has always been to cater to the growing fertiliser demand of the domestic market in Nigeria and also to work towards bringing a green revolution in the country so as to contribute towards food security for Nigeria. The surplus production after supplying the domestic market is exported,” he added.

Sinha stated that Dangote Fertiliser is positioned to take advantage of the Federal Government’s policy, which focuses on agriculture as one of the keys to unlock the diversification of the Nigerian economy.

“As population is increasing, food consumption is changing. Many countries’ economic progress is linked to agricultural development, which is the best form of inclusive development. For all the countries that I have been to, I can see the potential of agriculture in the entire value chain from the farm to the kitchen in Nigeria.

“Dangote Fertiliser has the potential to transform the entire African region. Definitely it will have a huge value on the country,” he added.

Sinha described Dangote Fertiliser plant as a company which will not only increase food-sufficiency in Nigeria, but also drastically reduce the level of unemployment and youth restiveness in the country through the generation of direct and indirect employment.

 

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BIKOBA Mourns National Legal Adviser

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The Birnin Kudu Old Boys association has mourned its National Legal Adviser Barrister Nuhu Dawakin Aminu .

In a statement signed by National publicity secretary of the association Malam Mahmud Ibrahim Kwari said

“With total submission to Allah the National leadership and indeed the entire members of Birninkudu Old Boys Association (BIKOBA) received with shock and sorrow, the news of the death of the National legal adviser of the body, Barrister Nuhu Dawaki Aminu.”

Barrister Nuhu Aminu who until his death was the Chief Magistrate Court Gumel, Jigawa state died on Friday, the 18th day of November, 2022 after brief illness.

The decease who graduated from University of Maiduguri Borno state with L.LB in 1999, attended Government Unity College, Birninkudu from 1981 – 1986 and is survived by a wife and nine children also left behind his father Malam Dawaki Aminu and relatives.

Leading BIKOBA National Officers on Condolence visit to the family of late Barrister Nuhu, the President of BIKOBA, Malam Ja’afar Muhammad Usman (Turakin Gaya) described late Nuhu as a principled, professional and highly intelligent personality who contributed immensely with a good sense of responsibility to the promotion of Judiciary in Jigawa state and indeed the Nation as a whole.

The BIKOBA president prayed to Almighty Allah to grant him Aljannah Firdausi and also give his immediate family and BIKOBA Family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, said the demise of Barrister Nuhu Dawaki has created serious vacuum that is difficult to fill.

 

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CITAD Trains Remand Home Inmates In Kano

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By Ozumi Abdul

Centre for information Technology and Development (CITAD) on Thursday concluded the training of inmates in the remand home in Goron Dutse, Kano state on ICT and phone repairs.

The training which lasted for six weeks was segmented into three weeks each, with the first segment dedicated to ICT training and the other for phone repairs.

While speaking, the Deputy Director of CITAD, Ahmad Abdullahi Yakasai, said his organization has been combing the entire country in the bid to bring technological development to bear upon every area of humanity, but however discovered that certain segments of people have been sidelined.

Yakasai noted that this informed the reason for his organization’s training of the underaged inmates of the remand home, because the inmates are not enjoying the benefits of ICT.

He said that CITAD finds it imperative to organise a training of such nature to build the capacities of the inmates, adding that unemployment might be the reason why they are in detention.

He exuded the confidence that with the training, the inmates would not only be self employed, but employers of other people when they are freed from detention.

“Well, as you are aware CITAD is a Centre For Information Technology And Development, we aim to use technology to bring development to the people. We have been working around the country, but we later discovered that certain segments of people have been sidelined, not deriving the benefit of technology, and that is the reason we organise this training to build their capacities.

“Also we think that most of them, it might be the issue of unemployment that brought them here. So by the time they leave here, they will be able to stand on their feet and to employ others”, Yakasai said.

On her part, the representative from the Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development, Kano state,Hajiya Abdullahi Hafsat expressed her happiness towards the efforts of CITAD, as well as enjoining the beneficiaries to make use of the opportunity when they returned to their various homes.

Also, the officer in charge of the remand home, Mallam Musa Muhammad Tarauni commanded CITAD for their gesture, promising that the remand home will continue to partner with the organization.

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Pure Water Producers Announces Price Increment

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The Association of Table Water Producers (ATWAP) says it has jacked up the price of sachet water from N200 to N300 per bag.

This is contained in a statement issued by the National President of the association, Mrs Clementina Ativie in Abuja.

The president said the decision was unanimously reached during ATWAP national convention in Abuja on Wednesday.

She said that the change in the price was as a result of the increase in the prices of material, coupled economic situation of the country.

She said that the change in the price was as a result of the increase in the prices of material, coupled economic situation of the country.

NAN Via Solacebase

 

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