FEPSAN Elects TGI’s Sadiq Kassim New President

In recognition of the pacesetting role of the inglobal conglomerate, Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group’s position as a leader in the Nigerian fertiliser industry, the Fertiliser Producers and Suppliers Association of Nigeria (FEPSAN) has elected the company’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Sadiq Kassim, as its new president.

FEPSAN, representing the interests of fertiliser producers, blenders, and suppliers, has been a vital pillar of the Presidential Fertiliser Initiative, reviving the country’s fertiliser industry over the past six years. It plays a crucial role in promoting sustainable agriculture and food security.

TGI’s WACOT Limited, a market leader in agro-processing, manufacturing, and distributing certified agricultural inputs, including seeds, pesticides, and fertiliser, rehabilitated and manages the Edo State Fertilizer and Chemical Company Limited (ESFCCL), Auchi, Edo State.

The state-of-the-art facility inaugurated by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in 2017 blends over 60,000 metric tonnes of NPK fertiliser and handles both physical and compound fertiliser blending to help reduce Nigeria’s dependence on imported fertiliser.

The factory also provides about 500 direct and indirect jobs while helping to ensure Nigeria’s food security and actualise the job creation and food sustainability vision of President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration.

In announcing TGI’s Kassim as its new President, FEPSAN acknowledged TGI’s crucial role in Nigeria’s fertiliser industry and its new helmsman expertise, commitment, and leadership in the sector.

In his new role, Kassim will oversee FEPSAN’s strategic direction and work closely with other stakeholders to promote the growth of the country’s fertiliser industry.

Commenting on behalf of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Aminu Umar-Sadiq, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, extended heartfelt congratulations to Kassim on his emergence as the new President of FEPSAN.

“We firmly believe that under his capable leadership, FEPSAN will reach new heights and make significant strides towards fulfilling its mission of promoting sustainable fertiliser production and supply in Nigeria. His vision, expertise, and ability to foster collaboration among stakeholders will undoubtedly contribute to the prosperity of the association and the entire fertiliser industry,” he wrote.

Also, the Director-General, Ebonyi State Fertilizer and Chemical Company, Engr. Prof. Ogbonnaya Chukwu described Kassim as having the right personality and skill to take the association to higher leaps.

“He is an inclusive person who carries everyone along and offers assistance to members all the time. His wealth of experience in the sector and his network of key players in government will surely prove fruitful in his role as the President of FEPSAN,” he said.

Kassim, a thoroughbred professional in the agric sector, was previously Chair of the Federal Government Cotton Revolving Fund Management Committee (CRFMC), Vice Chair of the Nigerian Textile Manufacturers Association (NTMA), and a member of the Technical Team of the Presidential Committee on Textile. He has also served as a National Expert Consultant on Textile to UNIDO, among other roles.

He was also a member of the OSAN White Paper and Review Committee on the Oil seed sector in Nigeria and the Agriculture and Food Security Thematic Group of the Vision 20:20:20.

Tropical General Investments (TGI) Group is a global conglomerate with most of its investments in emerging markets. TGI’s investments focus on driving inclusivity and value addition using locally sourced raw materials, state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, and a highly skilled workforce to produce world-class products consumed locally and exported to global markets.                                        

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