Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has condoled with the family of the late founder of NASCO Group, Ahmed Nasreddin, who died at the age of 96.
This was contained in a message by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Makut Macham, on Saturday in Jos, in which he described the death of the late industrialist as a huge loss not only to his family and NASCO, but to Plateau people and Nigeria.
He described the deceased as a visionary leader, who established NASCO in Jos in 1963, making it the first jute bag factory in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.
Lalong said the industrialist established NASCO towards protecting agricultural products from post harvest losses, processing, and export.
“This vision by the late Ahmed Idris Nasreddin saw the company growing from its little beginnings to become a major conglomerate with successful companies in manufacturing, real estate,hospitality and logistics, trading among others.
“NASCO has over the years remained a major employer of labour in Plateau and continues to contribute to the economic prosperity of the State and Nigeria at large through tax revenue and corporate social responsibility.”
Dr. Ahmed Idris Nasreddin was born in 1925 to Eritrean parents.
Until his death, he was the Chief Executive Officer of the Nasco Group in Nigeria.
Recall that NASCO foods held sway on shelves as the popular biscuit brand for several decades.