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A commissioning ceremony at a Dangote Cement plant in Zambia pic: Dangote Cement
Emphasising its position as Africa’s biggest building materials supplier, a senior figure at Nigeria-headquartered Dangote Cement has revealed that the company releases around 40,000 tonnes – or 8 million bags – of high quality cement to the market each day.
Speaking to journalists at the presentation of a new GAC GA3S car to the star winner of the ongoing National Consumer Promotion in Ibadan, south-west Nigeria, company managing director Josepth Makoju said robotic technology simplified such production.
He said: “Dangote Cement Plc is a single product company. The only product we make is cement. We pride ourselves to be the leading producer, not only in Nigeria today, but in Africa. Actually, we have gone global.
“Recently, the top 10 cement companies in the world formed an organisation called GCCA. I am very happy and proud to tell you that Dangote Cement was invited. We are one of the 10 top producers of cement in the world.
“Dangote has put Nigeria on the global map. The name Dangote itself is a brand and everything that comes from him is of international quality.”