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Dangote bags CILT Champion Award

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Africa’s wealthiest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on Wednesday received the ‘Champion of CILT’ award, for his contributions to transport, logistics and supply chain management in Nigeria and Africa.

A statement by Dangote Industries Ltd Media Office said the industry giant was conferred the award when the leadership of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and its affiliates paid a visit to the Dangote Group Head Office in Ikoyi, Lagos.

The statement said that Dangote, who is President/Chief Executive, Dangote Group, while accepting the award presented by CILT National President, Mrs Mfon Usoro, commended the institute.

The CILT executives and its Women in Logistics and Transports (WILAT) were led by Usoro.

Dangote urged the top officials to improve the transport sector in Nigeria.

He promised to collaborate with the CILT in the areas of training and capacity building on transport, logistics and supply chain management issues.

The business mogul stressed the need for adequate infrastructure, transport and logistics to boost the economy.

He said that the Group could collaborate with the institute in the areas of transport and logistics, with training for the customers of the Group.

On her part, Usoro said the visit was to inform Dangote about the change in the institute’s leadership, and to renew the relationship between the CILT and its corporate members in the Dangote Group.

She noted the long relationship with the Dangote Group, which presently has five fellows of the institute, five Chartered members, 18 Members, and 47 affiliate Members of the CILT.

Usoro commiserated with Dangote over the recent demise of the Group Vice President, Alhaji Sani Dangote.

The immediate past president of the CILT, Mr Ibrahim Jibril is quoted as commending Dangote Group for creating wealth in Nigeria and Africa.

He praised the group for building capacity in logistics, transport and supply chain management in Nigeria.

Jubril reeled out Dangote’s achievements resulting in mass employment in Nigeria and across the continent.

“This is a development that we have been keenly following and we are very much proud of what the Dangote Group is doing as led by the president himself.”

“On that note, we appreciate all that he has done, we appreciate all that the Dangote Group is doing, and at the end of the day we believe that this is what Nigeria should benefit from”, he said.

The Dangote Group members in attendance include Group Executive Director, Special Duties and Group Chief Risk Officer, Dangote Industries Ltd, Dr Nike Fajemirokun; and Group Managing Director, Dangote Cement Plc, Mr Michel Puchercos.

Also in attendance was the Managing Director, Greenview Development/Port Operations, Mr Akin Omole.

On the CILT delegation were its International Vice President, Dr Usman Gidado; Founder WiLAT, Aisha Ali-Ibrahim; Vice President, East CILT, Peter Borlo; and CMILT/Chairperson WILAT, Khadijat Ifelola Sheidu-Shabi;

Others are, Vice President, ENL Consortium, Princess Vicky Haastrup; National Executive Director, Paul Ndibe; Director, CLTL, UNILAG, Prof. Iyiola Oni, and Chairperson, Next Generation, Jafaaru Bello.

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Grace Alegba

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