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About Dantata Foods & Allied Products
Dantata Foods & Allied Products Ltd has a management structure that consists of the Chairman/Managing Director, General Manager, Finance Manager, and Business Development Manager.
Alhaji Tajuddeen Aminu Dantata
A Nigerian citizen of Kano origin, Taju is a graduate of West London University. He has over the years built a formidable experience both as the head of a conglomerate, as well as the Director of not less than 20 various flourishing companies. As Group Managing Director of Dantata Organization, he has gathered a wealth experience for over a decade in various sectors of the economy, which includes oil exploration, manufacturing, banking and finance, import and export, farming as well as merchandising and commodity trading. As government appointee, he held various positions which include Chairman, Kano State Tourism Board and Chairman, Kano State Housing Corporation. He has attended various courses both in Nigeria and overseas, one amongst many is the Petroleum Technology and Operations Overview (1992), in Houston, Texas, USA. Alhaji Dantata presently serves as the President for TAMIDAN Group Nigeria Ltd, the parent company for Dantata Foods & Allied Products Ltd (DFAP).
HON. Yusuf Maigari Mnim
General Manager
Yusuf Maigari graduated with B.Sc Honors in Economics from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, 1979. He also holds a PgCert in Merchant and Development Banking (1981) from Manchester Business School in UK. Yusuf has attended several business developmental courses within and outside Nigeria. He is a full member of the Nigerian Institute of Management (Chartered). Before Yusuf joined Dantata Foods & Allied Products Ltd as General Manger, he worked as investment Analyst in K.S.I.P Ltd for 10 years, where he served as AGM (New Projects) in 1990. He later joined KASCO Ltd. between 1990 and 1992 where he served as commercial Director. During the same period he was appointed Director General MANR Jigawa State. In 1994 he was appointed Commissioner and member of Jigawa State Executive Council, in charge of MANR, and served until the end of that administration (1997). Yusuf Maigari is a farmer and has travelled widely both within Nigeria and abroad. He currently serves as General Manager, Dantata Foods & Allied Products Ltd.
Mallam Ahmed Rufai Tanko
Finance Manager
An Associate member of the institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), Ahmed started his working career as Accounts Clerk with the Ministry of Defence (HQ) Independence Building, Lagos in 1986. He later joined Muhtari Dangana & Co. where he was exposed to Public and Private Audit and Accountancy and also Insurance Audit. In 1998, Ahmed worked with Dele Abdulraheem & Co. as Audit Manager, from where he moved to International Tanners Limited, a subsidiary of Akkad Group of companies as the Chief Accountant, then later to the African Textile Manufacturers, Kano. Ahmed Rufai currently serves as Financial Manager for Dantata Group of Companies.
Mr. Tolutope Osa Akeredolu
Head, Business Development Unit
A graduate of Accounting from the University of Lagos Akoka, Tolu has worked in various capacities as a management consultant. In 2006, Tolu worked as a consultant for the Federal Ministry of Education on educational reforms for tertiary institutions in Nigeria. In the same year he was appointed assistant programmes coordinator for the Business Department of a Lagos based NGO named LEAP Africa. His duties included facilitating training sessions for SME’s to enable them build strong and sustainable businesses. In 2007, Tolu coordinated the activities of the business department in major cities across Nigeria which includes Abuja, Enugu, Kano, and Lagos. He also coordinated special projects which include the African Leadership Institute West Africa, and the Nigeria 2025 Project. Tolu also worked extensively with the team who produced the curriculum for the Business Leadership Programme used in training small and medium scale entrepreneurs titled, “Effective Leadership in Business”. A Certified Business Accountant from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), Tolu currently serves in the Business Development Unit for TAMIDAN Group Nigeria Ltd.
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