By Etuka Sunday
Dangote Cement yesterday disclosed that its new cement product, Blocmaster recently launched in Kano has the capacity to tackle building collapse in the country.
The Blocmaster is a Port land limestone cement which was introduced to the world at the Abuja International Trade Fair.
Among other products showcased at the Dangote Pavillion, were: Salt, Sugar, popular DanQ seasoning loved by women for their cooking, and Dangote Pasta Excellente.
Speaking at the occasion organised to mark Dangote Special Day,at the Fair, Mr Hashem Ahmed said, as a World-class organisation, Dangote Group exists to serve and satisfy the people, to give them succor and make it easy for them to attain self reliance and self sufficiency in various ways.
“This can be seen in the production of most basic commodities and the establishment of facilities to enhance their lives,” he said.
He noted that “the over-all objective of the President/CE of the Group, Aliko Dangote, is to touch lives while complementing Government effort in growing the economy.
“The government has been strategising and exploring different ways to restore the economy especially following the recession and our role has also been strategic in enhancing the various sectors,” he said.
Mr Ahmed who spoke on behalf of the President/CE of Dangote Group, Aliko and Management, said, ”the theme of this year’s fair, “Enhancing SMEs in Agribusiness Through Innovative Technology”, is important as no nation can talk about its economic development without acknowleging the role of SMEs.
“It is indeed wise, in Dangote Group, priority is given to development of small businesses across the country to empower women and youth with funding, massive job creation, training schemes and so on.
“Indeed, SMEs are critical to overall development of the nations’ economy, not only in Nigeria, but the World at large,” he said.