Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President of Nigeria, has commended Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President of Dagote Group, on his investment in several African countries, saying the Federal Government is proud of the African business mogul and entrepreneur.
Osinbajo made the commendation while speaking at the inauguration of the Dangote Group’s Zambian cement plant, describing the group’s president as an exceptional African entrepreneur.
The Vice President commended Dangote’s “phenomenal vision, entrepreneurship and commitment to the development of Africa and Africans.”
At the inauguration of the 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum Dangote Cement grinding plant in Douala, Paul Biya, Cameroonian President, who also applauded Dangote for his massive investments in cement plants across Africa, said that the entrepreneur had shown willingness to play a significant role in the industrialisation of the Cameroonian economy.
Also, the Zambian President, Edgar Lungu, praised the business ingenuity of Dangote, saying, “His business expansion across Africa is worthy of emulation by African businessmen in the task of continental development.”
Meanwhile, Dangote Cement has announced that it will inaugurate its new 3.0-million-metric-tonne per annum cement plant located in the Mtwara District of Tanzania on October 10, 2015.
The company said it would also hold the grounding breaking for the 25-hectare jetty land at Mgao village in the Mtwara District the same day.
A statement by the company on Sunday, said the plant is part of its Africa expansion strategy and is the fourth in the series after Ethiopia, Zambia and Cameroun, while the cement plants due for inauguration this year are located in Senegal and South Africa, with construction works ongoing in several other African countries.
“The ground breaking for the Tanzanian plant was held on May 27, 2013 and within 24 months, the plant is ready for inauguration. With the plant in operation, Tanzania is on its way to become of the African countries that are self-sufficient in cement production.
“Governments and distinguished Africans are commending the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, for his massive investments across Africa. The Nigerian Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, speaking at the inauguration of the Zambian plant, lauded Aliko Dangote on his investment in several African countries, saying the Federal Government is proud of Dangote.
“Osinbajo, who described Aliko Dangote as an exceptional African entrepreneur, commended his phenomenal vision, entrepreneurship and commitment to the development of Africa and Africans,” the statement added.
By Patrick Aigbokhan