FG commends Dangote for his efforts in driving economic diversification


The Federal Government has expressed gratitude to the Dangote Group for its contribution to diversifying the country’s economy and commitment to best practices in all operations.

The commendation was given by the Ogun State Government, highlighting Dangote Cement as a key driver of the state’s economy with the continent’s second-largest cement plant located there.

Minister of State for Environment, Dr. Iziaq Saloko, praised Dangote Industries for promoting best practices in conception, planning, and management of factories during a visit to the Dangote Cement plant in Ibese, Ogun State.

The visit, preceding an Expert Panel Review of an Environmental Impact Assessment on coal milling, emphasized the company’s role in economic diversification, job creation, and infrastructure development.

Ogun State Commissioner for Environment, Ola Oresanya, called for increased collaboration, acknowledging the significant contributions made by Dangote Cement to the state’s revenue through levies and taxes.

Plant Director, Mr. Azad Nawabuddin, highlighted the plant’s achievements in social investments, infrastructure, and employment, underscoring its substantial contribution to both state and federal economic diversification efforts through job creation and cement exports.


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