Dangote wants cement import banned

Dangote wants cement import banned
Published: 06 July 2009

Cement manufacturers Nigeria have petitioned the Presidency alleging that the Ministry of Commerce had opened the gate for cement imports into the country, thus jeopardising their investments.
The petition, spearheaded by Alhaji Aliko Dangote is currently receiving the attention of President Umaru Yar’Adua, who has directed the Minister of Finance, Mr. Mansur Mukhtar, to constiuting the Committee, the Minister of Finance is on a fact-finding tour of cement plants in the country.
The minister has already visited the Ewekoro cement factory and was billed to visit the Obajana plant at the weekend.
Dangote and his co-cement manufacturers alleged in the petition that the Ministry of Commerce and Industry had allowed the importation of cement into the country at the expense of local manufacturers.