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Published On: Sun, Sep 21st, 2014

Nigeria still investment destination despite challenges -Dangote

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By Etuka Sunday

President of Dangote Group and Chairman of Dangote Cement Plc, Aliko Dangote has urged Nigerians to see the currently challenges being faced by the country as a passing phase which makes the country to be more economically stronger in the future.

Dangote who has always expressed his abiding faith in Nigeria as an economically viable nation told a delegation of distributors from across the country who paid him a visit in his office in Lagos that Nigeria still remain the destination of choice for investments despite the security challenges.

He explained that with good support for the government of the day in the task of tackling the challenges and the transformation agenda of the Federal Government, the current challenges would soon be a thing of the past and Nigeria would come out stronger from it.

Said he; “I have always said it that Nigeria is a good place to investment. God has given us in Nigeria what many other countries don’t have and they keep searching for it. We have got fertile land for agriculture, we have the minerals resources and we have oil. All we need to do is to harness them for our our good.

“The present challenges we are facing should not deter us from going our economy. It shouldn’t stop us from  investing. It’s just a passing

phases. Other countries whom referred to as developed started from somewhere. They all experienced some of these challenges in the past.

So I want us to see these challenges as obstacles towards attaining greatness.”

Dangote told the distributors that it was for this reasons that he had continued investing in Nigeria’s economy because “If Nigerians do not invest in their country, other people would not come. They will want to see our success story before they can come.”

He then promised the distributors that his companies would continue to live up to expectation to ensure that their interests are protected at all times noting that as a matter of policy his companies have put in place an arrangement to consider relations of his distributors for job opportunities once there is opportunity for that.

Dangote also informed the customers of the ongoing efforts to refine the service being provided for the customers saying going forward the customers would see a change and delivery of the product would be seamless and without hassles.

Also the Dangote Group signed an MOU with the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, a deal that will see Dangote providing N165 billion for rice cultivation in  five states as part of he Agric revolution of the transformation agenda of the federal government.

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