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Dangote receives CILT Champion award, pledges collaboration

From left: National President Emeritus of CILT, Ibrahim Jibril (FCILT); President Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), Aliko Dangote; and National President, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Mfon Usoro, (FCILT), after the presentation of ‘Champion of CILT’ award to Dangote in his office on Wednesday.

President/CE, Dangote Industries Limited and Africa’s wealthiest man, Aliko Dangote, yesterday received the prestigious award of the ‘Champion of CILT’ in recognition of his personal and the Group’s contributions and support in the areas of transport, logistics and supply chain management in Nigeria and Africa.

The award was bestowed on him by the National President, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT), Mrs. Mfon Ekong Usoro, during an official visit by the Institute’s executives, and its Women in Logistics and Transports (WILAT) branch to Dangote at the Head Office of the Dangote Group in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Accepting the award, Dangote, who commended the efforts of the Institute to improve the transport sector in Nigeria, also pledged to collaborate with the CILT in the areas of training and capacity building on transport, logistics and supply chain management issues.

Dangote also stressed the need for adequate infrastructure, transport and logistics to boost the economy.

…I have come to realise the great work the President of the Dangote Group is doing and his supporting staff in the area of development of capacity and skills acquisition in the logistics, transport and supply chain industry.

Dangote’s support for CILT

Earlier, Usoro, who presented the award to Dangote, said the delegation came to inform him about the change in baton in the Institute, and to renew the relationship between the CILT and corporate members.

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.

The team also expressed condolences over the recent demise of the Group Vice President, Sani Dangote.

In a vote of thanks, the immediate past president of the CILT, Ibrahim Jibril, commended Dangote for the good work being done by the Group in creating wealth not only in Nigeria but in Africa.

He also hailed the Group for building capacity in logistics, transport and supply chain management in Nigeria.

He said: “I have been with CILT Council for over one and a half decades, and through this period I have come to realise the great work the President of the Dangote Group is doing and his supporting staff in the area of development of capacity and skills acquisition in the logistics, transport and supply chain industry.

“And this has gone a long way in professionalising the industry and has gone a long way in creating wealth and generating employment not only in Nigeria but the African region.

“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 added.

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