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 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 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.
According to him, the government should continue to provide the enabling environment which it had set out to do so that the private sector would continue to thrive as the way to go in the next level.
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. Dangote said his companies would continue to play their roles as leaders in their respective sector so the CANMPEF would be taken to the next level in line with the present administration’s economic agenda.
In her remark, the Minister of State for Industries, Trade and Investments, Ambassador Mariam 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.
She stated that the federal government was not unmindful of the challenges beiing faced by the private sector and that with the next level agenda, all obstacles would be tackle and the economy would improve for the better.