Adamawa Gov’t SIG's Agreement With Dangote Group, 3 Others On Cement Industries

By Tom Garba, Yola
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Mrs. Shanti Sashi, Adamawa Commissioner for Solid Minerals has confirmed that Dangote Group of Company and other three foreign firms have signed agreement to establish three large capacity cement factories in the state.

Sashi in an interview with Newsmen in Yola on Monday announced that the agreement had reached advanced stages.

“We have signed agreement with Dangote Group of Company and three others foreign companies and we are now looking for Federal Government License.

“The state government has approved and we are waiting for federal certificate to hand over to the investors.” Sashi said.

According to the Commissioner, the state has huge deposit of limestone and gypsum which if explore can last for over one hundred years to come.

Sashi listed Dangote group of company, Smart Group, a US based firm, BTP Swiss International and a Chinese firm as the companies that expressed their interest in the cement deal.

She explained that Adamawa was one of the high rich geographical areas in the World as far as mineral resources is concern

“There are no minerals in mineral Kingdom that is not found in the state

“ According to the team of Geoscientists the whole southern part of the state comprising Guyuk, Numan,Lamurde, Demsa and Mayo-Belwa as well as Jada,Ganye and Toungo local government areas are sitting on limestone and gypsum deposits.” Sashi confirmed.

She clearly stated that some of the companies would start mounting their cement production machines before end of this year.

She further explained that Dangote Group would plant his company in Guyuk which state government had started working on it where it made with the Guyuk community and have reached advanced stage.

The commissioner announced that the state government was making effort to avoid dependence on federal allocations.