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Sokoto Young Entrepreneurs Create Sugar Alternative Brands Using Local Fruit


By Adaeze Lawrence

A group of  young Sokoto entrepreneurs have come together to create a cutting-edge brand that promotes good health by providing safe alternative to sugar.

The brand, dubbed DATESSTORE is a licensed company, birthed in Sokoto this year, specializes in the inoculation of indigenous Date Fruits to promote healthy living and enhanced socio-economic development.

Some DATESSTORE Products

Chief Executive Officer of the company, Olatunde Mustapha, said “the exploration of indigenous dates for different healthy and nutritious by-products is the goal of DATESSTORE.”

Other members of the team are:

Fatimah Tukur, Managing Director

Fatia Saheed, Production manager

Miss Dalia, Brand Ambassador

Idris Adebisi, Sales Representative

The company which is located at No. 1 Garba Duba road, Runji Sambo opposite Tashar Alu Motor Park, Sokoto, is equally the Regional Distributor of iBev Date Drink a natural refreshing drink.

Olatunde Mustapha, CEO DATESSTORE

Committed to satisfying diverse Customers with unique interests, DATESSTORE is incorporating the indigenous dates into foods and this led to the introduction of ‘Date Foodies’

Going forward, the Date-oriented company wants to maximize the benefits of indigenous dates for mankind, hence it’s ongoing research into usefulness of dates in cosmetology and treatments through the Date Clinic.

DATESSTORE Team with a Customer

“With a vision to bring to spread its tentacles across Nigeria and beyond the shores of the country by showcasing its by-products, the DATESSTORE is determined to contribute to the socio-economic development of Sokoto state through improved revenue and the nation at large” Mustapha said.

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