By Usman Shuaibu
President of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, has commended the new Economic Advisory Council (EAC) constituted by President Muhammadu Buhari to advise him on the nation’s economic growth and overall development describing the move as a proactive one, which is capable of elevating Nigeria’s economy to greater heights.
Dangote, who spoke as the Chairman at the commissioning ceremony of the new Secretariat of the Chemical and Non-Metallic Products Employers Federation (CANMPEF) said “the constitution of the Economic Advisory Council is a proactive move, by putting together tested and respected patriots, who are independent and always ready to put the country’s interest first and ahead of themselves.”
He then urged the Federal Government to take advantage of this rare opportunity to strengthen the economy and put the country on the path of growth, job creation and competitiveness, while also calling on all stakeholders to work with the Federal Government to revive and restore the economy on the path of growth.
The foremost entrepreneur described CANMPEF as the largest employers of labour, having members spread across many sectors and commended the leadership of the Federation for its achievements so far.
He also charged the leadership not to rest on its oars but to sustain the momentum in the overall benefits of the workers and employer-members of the Federation.
In her remark, the Minister of State for Industries, Trade and Investments, Ambassador Maryam Katagum, who represented her minister, Chief Adeniyi Adebayo, said the government would continue to initiate the necessary right policy that would propel the private sector members to thrive as the drivers of the economy.
In his own remarks, President of CANMPEF, Mr. Devakumar Edwin said the new building was another one of several steps being taken by CANMPEF leadership to have the right atmosphere to discharge its obligations to its members, workers and the government.