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Dangote Group At Forefront Of Job Creation And Poverty Reduction- LCCI

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Dangote Industries Limited noted for its sustained efforts at providing basic infrastructure through various intervention projects have been commended by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) for its contribution to the Nigerian economy growth.

President of the LCCI, Dr. Micheal Olawale-Cole in his remarks at Dangote Group’s Special day at the ongoing Lagos International Trade Fair said the foremost indigenous conglomerate has contributed significantly to job creation, increase in foreign exchange earnings, reduce poverty and productivity growth beyond the shores of Nigeria.

According to him, the operations of Dangote in the Nigerian Manufacturing sector especially its massive investment in Oil Refining, Cement Production, Sugar Refining, Salt and Seasoning, Automotive etc, will all have huge impact on the Nigerian economy.

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, who was represented by the Group’s Executive Director, Commercial Operations, Hajia Fatima Aliko-Dangote, while delivering the keynote address stated that the Dangote Group is passionate about deepening the Nigerian economy through industrialisation, job creation, provision and rehabilitation of essential infrastructure, and the welfare of the citizens.

According to Aliko Dangote, “It is the desire to promote industrialisation that informs our decision to become strategic partners with all the major Chambers of Commerce across the nation.”

Speaking on this year’s theme for the Trade Fair “Connecting Businesses, Creating Value”, Dangote noted that, value creation should be the goal of any business.

“Our investment decisions at Dangote Group, are focused on creating values for all stakeholders. We have invested in several projects which are meant to create jobs and enhance the rapid industrialisation of the Nigerian economy. Dangote Cement Plc remains the continent’s foremost cement producer, with operations in 10 African countries.

“The activities of the cement company through its multiplier effect, provide direct and indirect employment to millions of people across Africa. Through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) interventions, Dangote Cement has touched the lives of thousands of people in host communities across Africa. The company has built schools, hospitals & clinics, roads, markets, and vocational training centres in host communities.”, he stated

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