Cement quality: South East stakeholders want sanction for non-compliant makers
Cement distributors and block makers in the South East have called on the federal Government not to back down on new quality standard and grading of cement, The Sun reports..
They believe that maintaining high standard will bring sanity to the troubled industry that had
seen series of structure failures.
They called on government to sanction product manufacturers that fail to comply within the stipulated period of time.
The distributors, however, commended Dangote Cement for complying, saying it has shown that it has the interest of its customers at heart and “that everything is not all about profit to the detriment of the well-being of the people.
They lauded the ingenuity of the management of Dangote Cement for having started the production of the 3X 42.5 high grade of cement even before the government came out with the quality review.
Block makers and their distributor counterparts who participated during a live phone-in radio programme of the Coal City FM, Enugu, 'Ka osi aga' described the product as being very good and of high quality
A construction expert from Benue State, Victor Ojepa, called during the programme to commend Dangote Cement for the new product.
Sammy Nnaji, an Enugu-based block molder said he was excited with the new cement product as it promises extra yield to block makers. He said that with the new cement, the setting time is now shorter leading to less breakages and more income for block makers.
According to him, the new product has opened a new lease of life for block makers and promised to spread the good news to other block makers in the area.