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Dangote trains quality block makers to stem building collapse

By The Citizen
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Dangote Cement Plc said on Wednesday the company was training quality block makers to stem incidents of building collapse.

The Regional Manager, Marketing Services, Mr Johnson Olaniyi, stated in Lagos that training quality block makers was the right way to get the right result.

“We have now discovered that majority of the so-called block moulders are just sand mixers because they do not know anything about the industry.

“We have just discovered that the quality of sands determines the quality of the blocks they are moulding.

“And this is very challenging because in some locations they have good sand, in other locations they have fairly good and very bad sand.

“And there is no way you can standardise the quality of your blocks, if there are no certain things we are going to use to measure it. These are very major problems. `We discovered that in some areas, if you asked them how many they are getting per bag they just give you a figure.

“But go and do the demonstration, you discover that the figure they are giving to you is at variance with what they are producing.'

He said that the company assembled the block makers at some locations to give them theoretical training through power point presentation and, thereafter, take them to the field for practical demonstration.

According to Olaniyi, the company will go back to those they have trained after some time to ascertain that they are conforming to what they have learnt.