Nigeria: Dangote Group employment drive

Nigeria: Dangote Group employment drive
Published: 20 August 2012

Tagged Under: Nigeria Dangote Cement Ibese 

To generate more employment in the area, Dangote Group has unveiled plans to establish an agro-sacks manufacturing company at Ibese, Ogun state, to complement the Dangote Cement plant in the community as part of the company’s efforts to create employment, as well as other ventures. President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote disclosed these investment plans during a meeting with Ibese community host members of Yewa North Local Government Council of Baales.

Dangote, who was represented by the Group General Manager Project of Dangote Group, Mr Joseph Alaba, said the establishment of the these new companies is in line with his plans to invest more in manufacturing concerns that complement his existing companies, resulting in a reduction of the high unemployment rate among the local youth.

According to him, the construction of the lines three and four of the Ibese cement plant, which will double production to 12Mta, has started in earnest.

He thanked his host communities for the tremendous support the company had received from them saying he was happy that the communities understood that it was only in the atmosphere of peace and tranquility that any meaningful development could take place.

“We have been enjoying peaceful, harmonious and conducive working environment since the time we started the construction works at Ibese here up till now that production has started. We appreciate the efforts of our Baales and we pray for lasting cordial and mutually beneficial relationship,” he said.

Dangote added that the support had motivated Dangote Cement to invest more in the execution of some Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects.

Meanwhile, the contract for the construction of a 25km concrete road from the Ibese works to Itori while the key Ibese-Ilaro road is being redesigned for rehabilitation.