By Oladunjoye Phillip, Lagos
Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and former Governor of Ekiti State, Niyi Adebayo, have commended the President/Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, for driving job-led growth across African economies.
This is in recognition of his multi-billion dollar investments in cement plants across Africa, which has created thousands of jobs.
Edo State Governor, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole while speaking to a cross section of international journalists at the commissioning of the 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum Dangote Cement Grinding Plant in Douala, Cameroon, lauded the Nigerian-born industrialist for providing massive job opportunities in several African countries.
According to him, Dangote has spurred the industrialization of many African economies through the establishment of integrated cement plants which are geared towards making those countries self-sufficient in cement production.
He said the real sector is the engine room of any economy therefore investments in the sector will have a multiplier effect on other sectors leading to massive direct and indirect job opportunities.
Oshiomhole said that contrary to the jobless growth experienced in many economies, the growth resulting from Dangote’s investments is job propelled which is what African countries need.
Source : Independent