Nigeria’s largest sugar refinery, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc has announced a profit before tax (PBT) of N36.27 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2022. According to the sugar refiner’s unaudited results posted on the Nigerian Exchange portal, PBT rose by N13.17 billion compared to N23.10 billion posted in the corresponding period in 2022.
Profit after tax (PAT) rose from N15.51 billion to N24.83 billion while revenue went up from N195.50 billion to N288.32 billion.
Group managing director, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, Ravindra Singhvi in his remarks attributed the positive results in the nine months to key trade interventions introduced during the year and positive market responses. He said, “Our impressive performance in the period demonstrates our resilience in the face of prevalent challenges, which rightly reflected in strong topline growth shown in the financial results.”
It should be recalled that Dangote Sugar Refinery recorded a profit before tax (PBT) of N29.73 billion for the half year ended June 30, 2022 while profit after tax (PAT) hit N20.24 billion in that period.
Meanwhile, Dangote Sugar Refinery has continued to implement its sugar backward integration projects plans and the enhancement of its Outgrowers Scheme to support the economic growth of the immediate communities. The aim is to develop a robust outgrower scheme with about 5,000 outgrowers when the projects have fully taken off, in addition to the achievement of other targets of its Sugar for Nigeria Project plan.
The key focus is of the sugar refiner is achievement of the Dangote Sugar Backward Integration Projects targets and put Nigeria on the path of sugar self-sufficiency and the world sugar map.
Employee Health & Safety as well as that of its partners remains a top priority at the company’s operations at the Apapa Refinery, its Sugar Backward Integration Operations in Numan, Adamawa State and Tunga, Nasarawa State. All processes are in compliance with stipulated health and safety protocols.
Dangote Sugar Refinery is Nigeria’s largest producer of household and commercial sugar with 1.44M MT refining capacity at the same location, refines raw sugar imported from Brazil to white, Vitamin A fortified refined granulated white sugar suitable for household and industrial uses.
Its Backward Integration goal is to become a global force in sugar production, by producing 1.5M MT/PA of refined sugar from locally grown sugar cane for the domestic and export markets.
To achieve this, Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc acquired DSR Numan Operations (Savannah Sugar Company Limited), located in Numan, Adamawa State in December 2012, and embarked on the ongoing rehabilitation of its facilities and expansion of its 32,000 hectares’ sugarcane estate.
In September 2020, the scheme of merger between DSR and Savannah Sugar Company Limited was completed which gave birth to a bigger and stronger business with considerable opportunity for growth and delivery of superior benefits to all stakeholders. The expansion of the Numan sugar estate is still ongoing as well as the development of the greenfield site acquired at Tunga, Nasarawa State for the achievement of DSR’s sugar for Nigeria development master plan.
GTCO FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL 2023… A CELEBRATION OF FOOD!
The annual GTCO Food & Drink Festival is back again for its 6th Edition, and food lovers across Africa and the world are in for a feast like never before! The event is slated to hold from Saturday April 29th till Monday May 1st 2023, at GTCentre, Plot 1 Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, Victoria Island, Lagos, providing a 3-day weekend of food and endless celebration.
The GTCO Food & Drink Festival brings together the greatest minds on the global culinary stage, the most industrious Nigerian small food business owners, a world class, state-of-the-art children’s play area, merging them all to give attendees the most memorable food and drink event.
Commenting on the 2023 GTCO Food and Drink Festival, the Group Chief Executive Officer of Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc, Segun Agbaje, said; “Food and drink are intrinsically social things, and best enjoyed when shared. We understand the value of bringing together businesses and consumers who are passionate about food and have continued to inspire new ways to experience life through food and drink. The continuing success of our free-business platforms reflect our unchanging commitment to Promoting Enterprise and echoes our brand promise of creating Great Experiences.”
Constantly innovating the space and on a quest to continue creating great experiences for all stakeholders, GTCO Food & Drink will be expanding its capacity by creating more opportunities for more businesses and increasing its highly coveted vendor stalls from 142 to 204, giving even more innovative and assiduous business owners the chance to not only showcase their businesses to the over 250,000 foodies in attendance, but also engage with their customer base and learn from a confluence of other great-minded food entrepreneurs. The event will also feature three premier DJs in Africa, setting the scene for a weekend of celebration, food, drink, and togetherness.
Guaranty Trust Holding Company Plc is a leading financial services company providing banking and non-banking services including payments, wealth management, and pension fund management, with a presence across eleven countries spanning West and East Africa as well as the United Kingdom. The Group operates a diversified, Proudly African franchise and is renowned for its innovative approach to customer service and stakeholder engagement which has endeared the brand to millions of people across Africa and beyond. Over the years, many customers have benefited from its unique loan products including the Food Industry Credit and Fashion Industry Credit designed specifically for businesses in the food and fashion industry.
It’s time once again to come together and celebrate the great joys food has to offer! Attendance is FREE.
For more information on the event, please visit: https://foodanddrink.gtcoplc.com
Governor Dapo Abiodun Warn Traders Rejecting Old Naira Notes In Ogun State, Releases Number To Call
The Executive Governor of Ogun State, His Excellency, Prince Dr. Dapo Abiodun, has issued a strong warning to the people of the state, especially traders, commuters, banks, filling stations, supermarkets, and others not to reject old Naira notes.
Abiodun, in his speech, insisted that the N500 and N1000 remain legal tender in his state and that whosoever was caught in the act of rejecting the money will be punished accordingly.
In a recent viral video, the number one citizen of the state said the Supreme Court has ruled that the old Naira Notes is a legal tender till December 31st, 2023, so he sees no reason people will be rejecting the money in order to make life more difficult for already suffering Nigerians.
According to him, “I am hereby sounding a note of warning to every Merchant, Trader, Banker, Petrol Station that is refusing old Naira notes. If you report to me, I will deal with you to the fullest extent of the law.
The Supreme Court of Nigeria is the highest Court of the land and has ruled that the old naira notes remain legal tender until December 31st, 2023”, he said.
However, information from another source claimed that the smart and highly intelligent governor had immediately sent out law enforcers to arrest anyone rejecting the old money. At the same time, a mobile number (0803 375 1767) was also provided for the good people of Ogun State to call in case anyone rejects the old Naira Notes in the state.
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