Youth unemployment eradication, our priority- Dangote

Dangote Group’s Executive Director, Commercial Operations, Fatima Aliko-Dangote, has reiterated the company’s determination to eradicate the high youth unemployment in the country.

She said, it is only when youths are positively engaged, that the high insecurity problems in the country will fade away.

Aliko-Dangote said this at the just concluded Lagos International Trade Fair during the “Dangote Day”, according to a company statement.

She noted that since inception, the desire of the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, was to assist Nigeria in eradicating poverty, through eliminating youth unemployment.

Noting that Dangote is the highest employer of labour in Nigeria, outside the Federal Government, she said, the priority of the Group is to create more employment opportunities for the teeming Nigerian youths and make them breadwinners of their respective families.

She said: “The desire of our President, Aliko Dangote, is to ensure that Nigerian youths are ably employed, because it is only when this happens, that they can also contribute their own quota to the growth and development of the county. And once the youths are also positively engaged, the security challenges of the country will abate.”

We have invested in several projects, which are meant to create jobs and enhance the rapid industrialisation of the Nigerian economy.

Aliko-Dangote further said the Group is passionate about deepening the Nigerian economy through industrialisation, job creation, provision and rehabilitation of essential infrastructure, and the welfare of the citizens.  

According to her, “It is the desire to promote industrialisation that informs our decision to become strategic partners with all the major Chambers of Commerce across the nation.” 

She also said: “Our investment decisions at Dangote Group are focused on creating values for all stakeholders. We have invested in several projects, which are meant to create jobs and enhance the rapid industrialisation of the Nigerian economy. Dangote Cement Plc remains the continent’s foremost cement producer, with operations in 10 African countries.

“The activities of the cement company through its multiplier effect, provide direct and indirect employment to millions of people across Africa.

Through its corporate social responsibility (CSR) interventions, Dangote Cement has touched the lives of thousands of people in host communities across Africa. The company has built schools, hospitals & clinics, roads, markets, and vocational training centres in host communities,” she said.

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