Alhaji Aliko Dangote
By Goddy Egene
Dangote Group has unveiled plans to establish agro- sacks manufacturing company at Ibese, Ogun state to complement Dangote Cement plant in the community as part of the company’s efforts to create employment.
The company is also planning to establish a tomato paste company as well as palm oil refinery in the community. President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote disclosed these investment plans during a meeting with Ibese community host members of Yewa North Local Government Council of Baales.
Dangote, who was represented by the Group General Manager Project of Dangote Group, Mr. Joseph Alaba, assured that eligible indigenes of the host communities would be given attention for employment.
He said the establishment of the these new companies in line with his desire to invest more in manufacturing concerns that complement his existing companies, so that the teeming unemployed youths would be gainfully engaged.
According to him, the construction of the lines three and four of the Ibese plant which will take the annual production to from the present six million to 12 million has started in earnest.
Dangote urged the community leaders to give maximum cooperation to the firm just as it has done in the past.
He explained that he was of the firm believe that production is what could lift the nation’s economy from the woods and not importation.
He noted that the employment could only be generated through manufacturing and that all hands must be on deck to create jobs through manufacturing.
Dangote thanked his host communities for the tremendous support the company had gotten from them saying he was happy that the communities understood that it was only in the atmosphere of peace and tranquility that any meaningful development could take place.
“We have been enjoying peaceful, harmonious and conducive working environment since the time we started the construction works at Ibese here up till now that production has started. We appreciate the the efforts of our Baales and we pray for lasting cordial and mutually beneficial relationship,” he said.
Dangote added that the support had motivated Dangote Cement to invest more in the execution of some Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects.
He said to the delight of the Community leaders that the contract for the construction of a 25kilometre cement concrete road from the Ibese plant to Itori had been awarded while the ever busy Ibese and Ilaro road is being redesigned for rehabilitation.