250,000 Nigerians would be gainfully employed by the Dangote Group according to an official of the company.
Executive Director (Communications) of the Group, Ahmed Mansur, told journalists in Abuja on Tuesday that the employment opportunities will be made available due to its investments on new projects in agriculture, sugar, oil refinery and fertilisers.
Mansur also stated that the company’s cement production was expected to grow from its current 40 million tonnes to between 75 million and 80 million tonnes in 2020.
“We are focusing on increasing investment in agriculture; we have the largest transport fleet and we are developing new sugar plantations in Sokoto, Taraba, Niger and Kwara to reduce imports,’’ he said.
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