To support the focus of President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration on boosting the agricultural sector, Dangote Group has reiterated its commitment to invest more in the sector.
President of the Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, who disclosed during the Dangote Industries Special Day at the on-going 40th Kano International Trade Fair, explained that he would also continue to partner with various tiers of governments in the country, in order to build sustainable and inclusive economy for the benefit of all Nigerians.
Plans announced: Dangote said that he intended to expand his sugar investments. He announced that as part of his support for the sector, a three-million ton per year fertilizer plant is under construction by the Group and would be inaugurated early next year.
According to him, the group is also set to develop six large scale rice milling plants. The plants would be located in six northern states – Kano, Jigawa, Zamfara, Niger, Kebbi, and Sokoto, with a combined total milling capacity of 1.5 million per annum.