The word Wal-Wanne comes from the Shuwa Arab word meaning the son of Wanne. The company is so named to appreciate the blessing and prayers of the mother of the MD/CEO, Alhaji Abiso Kabir. The company is an offshoot of Alhaji Abiso Hassan and Sons Limited, a company established by the grandfather of Alhaji Abiso Kabir. The parent company had an impressive and successful history of commerce and trade in cattle and agricultural product particularly from Gum Arabic, within Nigeria and neighboring countries. For instance the parent company was known to have engaged in the interactive sugar distribution and sale from Kano to Gamboru Ngala. Such also later found itself into countries like Cameroon, Chad and Central Africa.
The parent company also engaged in textile trade, whereby cloth was purchased from the textile mills of Kano and Kaduna and transported to Gamboru Ngala, which would later be taken to Cameroon and Chad republics.
With the oil boom of the 1970s the parent company began to be awarded contracts by both the federal and state governments after it was incorporated in 1976 as a limited liability company. The company actively participated in the civil war reconstruction programs of the federal government and successfully executed all contracts awarded to it.
By 1993, the parent company moved into the petroleum business where it engaged in pre-movement, distribution and sale of petroleum products.
In 2013 the name Wal-Wanne was adopted to replace that of the parent company and a new incorporation certificate was gotten. Structural changes were effected and scope and activities of the company widened to reflect the new and diverse nature of the business environment. In this wise, the new company engages in agricultural activities especially in collaboration with CBN in its Anchor Borrowers’ Programme for rice farming. Presently the company has registered over 10,000 farmers to participate in this programme effective 2016/2017 farming season. The company engages in the pro-movement of sesame seeds and exporting same. A variety of exportable agricultural products are also listed in our export business.
The company has put under cultivation, in Borno State particularly, over 20,000 (Twenty Thousand) hectares of arable land with expectation of high yield at the end of the farming season.