Dangote Group partners ECCIMA on 2021 Enugu Trade Fair

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By Kayode Tokede

Dangote Industries Limited is partnering Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, (ECCIMA) on the 2021 Enugu International Trade Fair.

The fair which is holding at the permanent Enugu Trade Fairground is attracting many international and national exhibitors who are taking advantage of the fair to reach out to their customers in the South East and South-South Zones.

Subsidiaries of Dangote Group, Dangote Cement, Dangote Sugar Refinery, NASCON and Fertilizer are already at the group’s stand where all the COVID 19 protocols such as the washing of hands, hand sanitization, nose mask and social distancing are strictly implemented. The protocols are to promote good and healthy living and at the same time help to stem the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the Dangote, stand a frontline and technical staff of each of the subsidiaries who are to provide necessary information on inquiries on how to become distributors or the various uses and applications of the products. NASCON has brought to the fair several ranges of its salt, seasoning, soup and stew products for customers to buy at discounted prices. Dangote Sugar Refinery has also brought all the sizes of its fortified sugar products to the fair.

Dangote Group participation at the fair is part of its support for the South Eastern economy. It is the major buyer of trucks assembled at the Enugu based ANAMMCO truck assembling plant. Its purchase of the locally assembled trucks has kept the assembly lines of the truck plant busy, creating value for all stakeholders, enabling the staff to hold their jobs and boosting the economy of the South East.

Dangote Group has in the last five years purchased over 3,500 units of locally assembled Shacman trucks at the production plant of Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company (ANAMMCO), Enugu.

The order was delivered over five years after Dangote Group signed an agreement with Transit Support Services (TSS), a subsidiary of ABC Transport PLC.

The partnership started in 2016 with an initial order of 350 Trucks by Dangote and as of today, no fewer than 3,500 trucks have been supplied to Dangote from the ANAMMCO plant.

Apart from being the single largest buyer of the locally assembled trucks, the patronage by Dangote Group has revived the ANAMMCO plant, a vehicle assembly facility commissioned in 1980 by the Federal Government in partnership with Mercedes Benz.