Chairman of Dangote Cement Plc, Aliko Dangote, said the group is focused on breaking new ground with innovations and strategies that would drive businesses, while also creating value for its stakeholders.
Dangote also indicated the company’s resolve to transform and develop Nigeria’s and African economies to be self-reliant and a net exporter of manufactured goods.
This was disclosed at the induction of 81 trainees in its Graduate Trainee Programme to boost employment in the country.
The was also used to reward outstanding staff with ‘long Service Award’ and ‘Hall of Wall of Fame Employee Award’ for embracing the company’s core values – customer care, entrepreneurship, excellence and leadership quality.
“We are honouring some of our staff for their long service to the company. We are also celebrating our graduate trainees who are officially rounding up their induction programme.
“We have remained Africa’s leading cement producer with 52 million metric tonnes capacity per annum across the continent. We also have plans underway to commission our Cote D’Ivoire plants and work started for another six million tonnes in Itori, Ogun state.
“Through shared persistence, we have eliminated Nigerians’ independence on imported cement and transformed our nation into an exporter of cement to several neighbouring countries. This same development will be repeated in the energy sector as our petrochemical refinery becomes fully operational in the next few months,” Dangote said.
Group Managing Director of Dangote Cement, Arvind Pathak, said the company’s long-serving employees have displayed passion, innovation and excellence in their service delivery.