Nigerian billionaire and Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has started the construction a new cement plant in Nigeria in the southern region of the country.
Africa’s largest cement producer, Dangote Cement which is controlled the Nigerian billionaire on Sunday began the construction of the new $1 billion cement factory to add on several other plants operation in Nigeria and a number of other countries in Africa.
In a report published by Leadership newspapers, the proposed 6 million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) cement plant will start operation within 26 months. During construction and in operation, the plant is expected to create 6,000 direct jobs and 45,000 indirect jobs for the residents Okpella where the plant will be situated.
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