Nigeria’s leading carrier, Air Peace, has exciting news for travelers as it announces the launch of direct flights from Lagos and Kano to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, commencing on October 31, 2023.
This eagerly anticipated service was officially revealed during an engaging session with travel agents in Kano recently.
Air Peace is set to operate its Lagos to Jeddah and Kano to Jeddah routes three days a week, with the possibility of convenient connections from Abuja for travelers’ ease and flexibility. This seamless connectivity will be made possible through the use of the luxurious Boeing B777 wide-body aircraft.
The airline’s Ground Operations Manager, Ayodeji Adeyemi, who represented the Chief Operating Officer, Oluwatoyin Olajide, expressed gratitude to the travel agents for their continuous support. He reiterated Air Peace’s commitment to collaborating with them to ensure that the new route becomes a great success for all passengers.
“In the first half of this year, we successfully launched two major international destinations, Mumbai and Tel Aviv. Now, we are gearing up for the Jeddah route next month. This not only marks a significant milestone in our airline’s growth and expansion but also underscores our unwavering dedication to eliminating the hassles associated with connecting flights. We promise direct, affordable connectivity, and our international route network stands as evidence of this commitment,” stated Adeyemi.
Abdulrazak Ibrahim, the Vice-president of the National Association of Nigerian Travel Agencies (NANTA) for the Northern Zone, commended Air Peace for its forward-thinking approach in introducing the Jeddah route.
He reiterated NANTA’s strong support for the airline’s endeavors and encouraged Air Peace to continue leading the way in enhancing route connectivity, both domestically and internationally.
Air Peace, which recently conducted a special flight to Antigua and Barbuda in August 2023 and has plans for scheduled operations to this Caribbean nation, proudly boasts the most extensive route network among Nigerian carriers.
With twenty domestic routes, eight regional destinations, and five international locations, Air Peace remains at the forefront of delivering unparalleled travel experiences to its passengers.
Conoil Plc Declares N1.73 Billion Dividend
Conoil Plc announced its intention to pay N1.73 billion in divided to its shareholders for the 2022 financial year. This translates to N2.50 per share.
The major oil marketer revealed these impressive figures after its 53rd Annual General Meeting, held in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.
Despite the challenging economic landscape in Nigeria, Conoil demonstrated remarkable growth with its Profit Before Tax surging by an astounding 60.1 percent to N6.13 billion in 2022, up from N3.83 billion in the preceding year.
This performance also translated to a 60 percent increase in Profit After Tax, soaring from N3.08 billion to N4.96 billion.
Conoil Plc’s gross earnings rose by 5.1 percent to N145.8 billion in the 2022 financial year, compared to N138.2 billion in 2021.
Shareholders unanimously approved the proposed dividend payout, reflecting their confidence in the company’s ability to navigate a challenging business environment.
Dr. Mike Adenuga, the Chairman of Conoil Plc, expressed the company’s commitment to creating value for shareholders and ensuring a growing share price.
He emphasized their consistent ability to improve operational margins and expand across all locations, focusing on delivering exceptional service to customers.
Looking ahead, Adenuga acknowledged potential challenges in the ever-changing geopolitical and socio-economic landscape but assured shareholders that Conoil would remain focused on strategies that yield dividends.
He highlighted the government’s reform initiatives, including the elimination of petrol subsidies and foreign exchange market reforms, as opportunities for growth.
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Dangote Industries Limited Reaffirms Commitment to Bolstering Employment Opportunities for Nigerians
Dangote Industries Limited has underscored its unwavering dedication to fostering employment opportunities and advancing the cause of decent work for the Nigerian populace.
Dangote Industries Limited has reiterated its steadfast investment in critical sectors of the nation’s economy to facilitate job creation and stimulate the growth of meaningful employment.
Speaking during the induction ceremony of a new cohort of graduate trainees, Mr. Aliko Dangote, the President of Dangote Group, highlighted the company’s transformative journey from a commodity trading entity to a manufacturing powerhouse.
This evolution is a testament to their unwavering mission to contribute significantly to Nigeria’s industrial development, consequently positioning the nation prominently in the African industrial landscape.
“The core mission of our group is to improve the lives of the people by addressing their fundamental needs. This noble objective can only be achieved through the production of essential goods that cater to the needs of our people. This is why we have made massive investments across various sectors of the economy,” stated Mr. Dangote.
Mr. Dangote further emphasized the pivotal role that manufacturing plays in meeting the needs of the populace and its potent ability to combat poverty by creating job opportunities.
He commended the ongoing graduate trainee program as a tangible manifestation of their commitment to employment generation, recognizing its positive impact on the lives of countless individuals.
In a strategic move aimed at fulfilling their goal of job creation and addressing the basic needs of the Nigerian people, Mr. Dangote revealed that his Group has expanded its business portfolio with three significant investments valued at over $20 billion.
These investments encompass the refinery, petrochemical, and fertilizer sectors, with the potential to not only bolster the nation’s economy but also reinvigorate Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves.
Also, these initiatives are anticipated to generate approximately $16 billion in foreign exchange earnings and offer an impressive aggregate of 250,000 jobs, thereby contributing to the reduction of youth unemployment in the country.
Dangote Industries Limited remains unwavering in its commitment to making substantial contributions to Nigeria’s industrial landscape, and its dedication to providing employment opportunities that uplift the lives of Nigerians is undeniably resolute.
The Group’s continuous investments in critical sectors reflect a steadfast commitment to shaping a brighter future for both the nation and its people.
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