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Dangote fertiliser to train 1m farmers in 3 yrs



Dangote fertiliser to train 1m farmers in 3 yrsDangote Fertilizer Limited has announced plans to train more than a million farmers over the next three years to improve the agricultural sector and create jobs.

Mr. Uchenna Nwankwo, Deputy Sales Director of Dangote Fertilizer Ltd., made this known in a statement on Sunday from the ongoing Enugu International Fair.

Nwankwo said the training, which is part of the company’s agricultural extension services, will include spot demonstrations, result demonstrations, field demonstrations and soil sample collection.

He added that the exercise was designed to educate farmers on best practices in fertilizer application.

It revealed that free samples of the fertilizers would be used in field demonstrations, while the results would be collected at the end of the farming season.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Enugu Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (ECCIMA), Mr. Jasper Nduagwuike, praised Dangote Industries Limited for sponsoring the Enugu International Trade Fair.

He said that the activities of the indigenous conglomerates are having a great impact on the economic development of the country.

Dangote fertiliser to train 1m farmers in 3 yrs

Nduagwuike praised the company for changing Nigeria‘s economy from consuming to producing articles, fertilizers and other products.

“ECCIMA hopes that other companies emulate Dangote industries because that is the only way to change the course of this economy.

“I challenge Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to understand that Industrias Dangote was once an SME but with hard work, resilience and determination, today it is a conglomerate.

“ECCIMA’s deep gratitude to Dangote industries for being part of the sponsorship of the fair and this relationship will continue and for us it is still creation day tomorrow”, he said.

Dangote Cement Regional Sales Director, Southeast, Mr. Abayomi Shittu, said that the Dangote Group’s interest was in supporting the government in creating jobs and reducing poverty in the country.

He noted that the company, through its job creation mechanism, had become the second largest employer of labor in the country outside of the government.

Shittu stated that the President of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, was passionate about promoting the activities of the Chambers of Commerce and Industries across the country.

“He is interested in the activities of all the major Nigerian Chambers of Commerce and Industries, hence our participation in trade fairs organized by the Enugu, Abuja, Ogun, Kaduna and Kano Chambers of Commerce and Industries.

“Our participation in all major trade shows in the country is a means of demonstrating our belief that Chambers of Commerce and Industry are uniquely positioned to drive economic development through their activities.

“Our expectation is that this trade show will further expand awareness of our innovative products, generate sales, gain potential buyers, enhance the image of our brands and open new markets that will further translate into job creation,” he said.( ) (

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