Dangote Obajana cement plant surpassed expectations – Reps
Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Local Content who were on tour of the huge Cement Plant in Kogi State last Wednesday visited Dangote Cement Plant, Obajana.
The lawmakers disclosed that the Dangote Cement Plant at Obajana surpassed their expectations on adherence to Local Content, adding that they were shocked by the facility at the factory, describing the factory as a must-see plant for all Nigerians.
The Representatives members were apparently surprised by the 13.25million metric-ton cement plant capacity which they described as shocking.
Speaking on behalf of the 15 lawmakers who visited the plant, Emmanuel Ekon, chairman of the committee, said: “My view about Obajana Cement Plant is a little shocking; shocking in the sense that what we saw on ground actually surpassed expectations.”
Ekong further said that Obajana Cement Plant “is a must-see plant for every Nigerian. This was a great vision that has materialised into reality. How we wish other very wealthy Nigerians can emulate Aliko Dangote.”
Deputy Chairman of the Committee, Suleiman Yahyah Kwande, said: “We are very impressed with what we saw on ground. I wish we have more investors like Aliko Dangote. I think if the IOCs can take a cue from Dangote’s charity and CSR works, there would be peace in the Niger Delta.”
They posited that Dangote Cement has adhered to the Local Content policy, and has even gone ahead to train Nigerian young engineers at its Academy.
In his response, Plant Director of the Dangote Cement Obajana, JV Gungune said the capacity of the plant would soon be upgraded, assuring that more jobs would be created for Nigerians.
The lawmakers are billed to visit other plants of Dangote Group in some parts of the country.
Other House of Representatives members on the visit include Ogbene Ego, Darematics Ombugadu, Hassan Saleh, Sunday Karimi, Muhammad Umar Jega, Olatunji Shoyinka, Joseph Bamghose, Saheed Fijabi, Kehinde Agboola, Abiodun Olasupo, Aminu Tukur, Zakariya Galadima and Ete Mbora.
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