Dangote Celebrates 59th Birthday with $1bn Cement Plant Construction

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OrijoReporter.com, cement plant in Okpella, Edo State

It was double celebrations on Sunday for Africa’s richest man, and President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote as he turned 59-year-old, and commenced the construction of his company’s $1 billion cement plant in Okpella, Edo State.

Dangote at the groundbreaking event of the six million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) integrated cement plant in Okpella, which was part of activities lined up for his birthday said Dangote Group chose to invest in Edo because it was an investor friendly state.

His word: “A key factor that drives investments in an economy is the presence of an investor-friendly business climate. Indeed, Edo State today is one of the most attractive investment destinations in Nigeria.

“The economic reforms in Edo State especially in the area of tax, innovations in rural finance and investment on infrastructure, have produced the enabling environment that has further provided a platform for future growth. All these factors made us consider investing in the state,” .






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