Africa’s most generous man and president of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has introduced a new project to recognize home makers. The project will be held every October 27 and called World puff puff day, according to Dangote Flour Mills.
Two tonnes (40 bags of 50-kilogramme) flour were used at the maiden edition of the event, which held on Saturday, with 30,000 pieces of puff-puff produced.
The firm aims to beat the current Guinness Book of World Records of 200kg (four big bags) of flour fried at a particular location, according to Mrs. Funmilayo Bolarinwo, the group marketing executive.
‘We brought over 50 confectioners selected from different parts of Lagos to fry different flavours and varieties of puff-puff, including pepper, vanilla, coconut, and other flavours,’ she said.
The Executive Director, Dangote Flour Mills, Halima Dangote said the initiative was a way for the company to give bacvk to the community.
‘Next year, we will involve all our competitors like Flour Mills of Nigeria and others, because the puff-puff is a common delicacy that connects us, she added.
‘Everyone at this festival is guaranteed an unlimited supply of puff-puff and we have a master class with Chef Eros, who will teach people how to make puff-puff in the comfort of their homes.’
The Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Flour Mills, Thabo Mabe, said that the festival was the most current and important event for the company because it was a way of supporting households that baked bread and other pastries with the Dangote brands.
‘We are introducing 1.5kg of flour so that every household in Nigeria can have access to flour to make puff-puff, which is Nigeria’s beloved eat-and-go snack,’ he stated.