Nigeria Still Top Investment Destination Despite Challenges – Dangote


President of Dangote Group and Chairman of Dangote Cement Plc, Aliko

Dangote has urged Nigerians to see the current challenges faced by the

country as a passing phase which will further strengthen the country

economically in the future
Dangote who has always expressed his abiding faith in Nigeria as an

economically viable nation told a delegation of distributors from across

the country who paid him a visit in his office in Lagos that Nigeria

remains the destination of choice for investors despite the security

challenges among others.
Aliko Dangote said; “I have always said Nigeria is a good place to

investment. God has given us in Nigeria what many other countries are

searching for. We have got fertile land for agriculture, we have the

minerals resources and we have oil. All we need to do is to harness them

for our good.”
“The present challenges we face should not deter us from investing. It's

just a passing phases. Other countries in the developed economies started

from somewhere. They all experienced some of these challenges in the past.

So I want us to see these challenges as obstacles towards attaining

Dangote who also explained his continued investment in Nigeria to

distributors mentioned that it was only proper for Nigerians to champion

the cause. He said “If Nigerians do not invest in their country, other

people would not come. They will want to see our success story before they

can come.” He then promised the distributors that his companies would

continue to live up to expectation to ensure that their business interests

are protected at all times and opportunities to strengthen its relation

will be fully explored, including job creation opportunities.

Dangote also informed the customers of the ongoing efforts to refine the

service being provided for the customers saying going forward the

customers would experience improved services across all its customer touch

points and delivery of its products would be seamless.

He took time to answer questions and observations raised by the

distributors who commended the business mogul for his doggedness in

investing locally as opposed to others who chose to take money away from

the country.
Also speaking at the event was his honorary Adviser, Engineer Joseph

Makoju who told distributors that Dangote Cement is more than ready to

meet and exceed their expectation saying the production capacity expansion

is intended to make cement more available and subsequently bring down the

Makoju to the excitement of the distributors announced the completion of a

twenty four hour customer service escalation lines where distributors can

reach management to lodge complaint and have their issues attended to

He said “What we are trying to do is to ensure that you grow along with

us. That is not a bad idea and I think we should commend him for that. Let

us know what your problems are, we are ready to solve them immediately.

With new production lines now on board in Ibese and Obajana, you can say

bye bye to scarcity”,
It would be recalled that Dangote Cement is adding additional two lines to

the present 6 million metric ton capacity per annum at Ibese to shore up

its capacity to 12 million while additional 3 million capacity line is

being added to Obajana plant to bring total capacity to 13.25 million tons

per annum.
Also as a part of initiatives to revolutionize agriculture under the

transformation agenda, Dangote Group signed a MOU with the Federal

Ministry of Agriculture, a deal that will ensure the provision N165

billion for rice cultivation in five states across Nigeria.

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