Dangote Group has restated its commitment to build cement plants in 18 African countries.
Alhaji Aliko Dangote, chief executive, Dangote Industries who announced this said the expansion plan of the company include Nepal in Asia to make the continent import-dependent free.
A statement by the company in Lagos said that Dangote made the announcement at the commissioning of 3m tonne per annum cement plant in Tanzania.
It added that Dangote said the entire Africa firms, which would produce more than 80m tonnes a year, was to make Africa an export continent rather than import-dependent.
The cement plant, according to him, is the largest in Africa after Nigeria, and it is expected to stimulate the continent’s growth and create more jobs for its huge population.
Dangote said the firm was located in Tanzania because of abundant natural raw materials that would keep the firm on for more than 49 years and the country’s steady economic growth.