In recognition of its contribution to the Nigerian economy, the Dangote Cement Plc has won the ‘Most Outstanding Company’ of the year award.
The Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI), which announced the award, said the cement company has distinguished itself above others through its support for the development of the Nigerian economy.
President of the ACCI, Tony Ejinkeonye said the award was in recognition of the company’s sustained contribution to the growth of the economy.
The Regional Director, North Central, Dangote Cement Plc, Dolapo Alli; Abuja Representative of the Dangote Group, Hashem Ahmed; Manager, Dangote Cement Plc, Mustafa Yelwa; and Media Relations Specialist, Jibrin Abubakar received the award on behalf of the company.
Ahmed expressed appreciation for the award and said it would further spur the group to sustain its support for, not only the country’s economy, but Africa as a whole, as thousands of jobs are being created on the continent by the organization.
Speaking to newsmen on the sideline of the award, Alli said Dangote Cement has production and operations in some African countries.
According to him, in Nigeria. The cement company has three plants with a combined installed capacity of 29.25 million metric tonnes a year.
“The Obajana plant in Kogi State is the largest cement plant in the world with a current capacity of 13.25 million metric tonnes, while the Ibese cement plant in Ogun State has combined installed capacity of 12 million metric tonnes. The Gboko plant has installed capacity of four million metric tonnes,” he said.
In another development, the Kaduna Chamber of Commerce Industry Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA) has hailed the Dangote Group for its sustainable initiatives that have been engendering continuous job creation in the country.
The Director-General of KADCCIMA, Usman Saulawa, who spoke at the ongoing Kaduna International Trade Fair, commended the Dangote Group for its sponsorship of the fair, adding that the relationship between the two partners is helping businesses in Nigeria and beyond.
Chief Corporate Communications Officer of Dangote Group, Anthony Chiejina, said the trade fair will offer the organisation an opportunity to display its numerous innovative products which include the recently introduced Dan-Q Seasoning, sachet sugar, salt, tomato paste and noodles, among others.