Dangote Cement Plc has acquired an extra 20,000 automobiles to extend the distribution of the corporate’s cement merchandise within the nation.
The corporate’s spokesman, Tony Chiejine, stated Monday in Lokoja in a press release that the brand new automobiles, consisting of vans, trailers and dump vans, have been bought at a price of $ 150 million.
Based on him, the corporate had lately taken supply of one other group of vans, trailers, bulk vans, dump vans, cargo vans and cement granulation tanks.
“These items will reply to the projected improve in demand for cement transportation in each a part of the nation and create jobs for greater than 4,000 folks in Nigeria,” he stated.
“We acquired the brand new vans in keeping with our new growth capability in Obajana, Ibese, Gboko, and the brand new cement plant that’s approaching stream in Okpella, Edo State in just a few weeks,” Chiejine stated.
He disclosed that the Dangote Fertilizer Firm had simply obtained 500 vans from Dangote Sinotruk West Africa Ltd. for the distribution of urea fertilizers in several elements of the nation.
“Dangote Sinotruck West Africa Ltd is a three way partnership between Dangote Industries Ltd and Sinotruk China,” explains Chiejine.
He quoted Alhaji Abdu Dantata, Govt Director of the Group, Logistics and Distribution, as saying the acquisition was because of the rising wants of the corporate.
“That is primarily because of the improve in truck calls for encountered recently, because of the development in cement calls for.
“The creation of our clinker export terminals in Apapa and Porto Onne has led to the acquisition of heavy dump vans for the transport of clinker from crops to the terminals.
“The introduction of those vans will enhance buyer demand, enhance job creation within the nation, and promote the financial growth of Nigeria,” Dantata stated. (IN)