The founder of Nasco Group, Ahmed Idris Nasreddin, has died at the age of 96.
WUZUPNIGERIA reports that NASCO Group, established in Jos – the Plateau State's capital by the late industrialist in 1963, is the producer of one of the most popular biscuit brands in Nigeria.
In 1981, Nasreddin became the managing director of Nasco Estate Company Limited, Lagos, Nigeria.
By 1983, he had become Vice President of Nasco International, Milan Italy.
In 1990, he assumed the office of President of Nasco Group Nigeria Limited, until 1999, when he was elevated this time as the Vice Chairman of Nasco Group International Milan Italy.
Since 2004 Nasreddin has served as chairman/CEO of Nasco Group Limited Jos.
Meanwhile, Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, has condoled with the NASCO family.
Lalong described the death of the patriarch as a great loss not only to his family and NASCO but to Plateau people and Nigeria at large.
The governor in a statement on Saturday by his Director of Press and Public Affairs, Makut Macham, in Jos, expressed his condolences over the death of the patriarch.
In the statement, he said the industrialist established NASCO in response to the desire of the nation's founding fathers to meet the challenges for the effective bagging, storage, and export of the large agricultural products in the country.
"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.
"The NASCO Group is also the producer of one of the most popular biscuit brands in Nigeria.
"NASCO has over the years remained a major employer of labor in Plateau and continues to contribute to the economic prosperity of the State and Nigeria at large through tax revenue and corporate social responsibility."
He stated that because of the faith that the late Mr. Nasreddin had in Plateau, NASCO remained rooted in the state in spite of the difficult moments and experiences of various crises which affected its development.