SANI DANGOTE ELECTED PRESIDENT OF NABG
The newly elected President of the Nigeria Agribusiness Group (NABG), Sani Dangote, said they are working on innovative financing and market price stabilization mechanisms to resolve the issues of supply security in the tomatoes sector.
Speaking at the just concluded AGM of the body in Abuja recently, he said they are doing that to meet the market demands of food and beverage processors in Nigeria.
Dangote said that was the reason the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Executive Governor of Kano State and the Minister of Industries, Trade and Investments visited their out-grower farmers in Kano recently.
Dangote , who is the Chairman of the NABG Executive Leadership Group (ELG) of the group was elected President , with Chief Emmanuel Ijewere, the CEO of Best Foods elected as Vice President.
Others elected include AnttiRitvonen, the Managing Director of Dizengoff W A (NIG) Ltd) as Secretary, and Akin Sawyerr, Secretary of AFGEAN as Treasurer.
Individual members representing associations were elected to man key segments of the agriculture value chain development including small, medium and large farmer organizations and women farmer associations.
Dr. Tony Bello, CEO of H2AFoods Nig. Ltd was appointed Director General.
Over the past year, NABG has grown from one Segment, the ELG to 22 registered Association members consisting of hundreds of individual members.
According to the newly elected president, “we need to engage and appoint more people with the level of commitment, dedication and sacrifices” that has been demonstrated by some key members of the ELG and notable individuals such as Temitope Oluwo, former Acting Secretary.