Exports loom: Dangote has 29Mta of production in sight

Exports loom: Dangote has 29Mta of production in sight
Published: 24 October 2014

Tagged Under: Nigeria Dangote Cement 

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, president of Dangote Group of Companies, said the company's cement production will hit 29Mt in Nigeria by December this year, while exports will be the next step.

Speaking at the Obajana cement plant yesterday, the Dangote president said the 29Mt will be possible after the commencement of operations of the fourth phase of the Obajana cement plant.

Mr Johnson Olaniyi, Dangote's regional sales director, said the company will soon start exporting the product to other countries.

"With the combination of Obajana cement and Ibese cement outputs, Dangote Cement will reach an expected 29Mt of 42.5R cement by December. With this, the production of cement has exceeded the local market consumption. Presently, the company has commenced exportation to Ghana, and we have also perfected a plan to export it to four other countries by next year," he said.