Guests at the launch event included the Emir of Kano, HRH Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero, the representative of the Kano State Governor, Dr Ibrahim Gaya, who is also Special Adviser to the Governor on Rural and Community Development, Alhaji Abdul Munaf Yunusa, Chairman of Azman Air, and Dr Faruk Umar, Director, Greenwich Merchant Bank.
The Emir of Kano applauded Olam Agri for locating the baking academy in Kano. He remarked, “Olam Agri has done well by locating this academy in our state. The academy will help build our community by giving our women the opportunity to learn the skills that will yield good incomes for their households when put to commercial use.”
The representative of the state Governor, Dr Ibrahim Gaya, said, “Olam Agri's investment in Kano state attests to the state's peace and impressive security levels. The Governor and the traditional rulers have never relented in their efforts to keep ensuring growth in the state. We, therefore, invite more businesses to emulate Olam Agri.”
The Emir of Kano (centre) opening the academy, with Ashish Pande (centre right) and HRH Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero (centre left)