Real estate Operators under the aegis of Africa Real Estate Society (AFRES) have hailed the contributions of Chairman of Dangote Cement Plc Aliko Dangote in lessening the burden of unemployment through his contributions to the real estate sector of the African economy.
They called on African leaders to encourage him to do more by obliging him the necessary cooperation to set up more businesses in the sector.
The real estate operators, while on facility tour of the 12 million per annum metric tons Dangote Cement Ibese plant at the weekend, expressed surprise at the share giant size of the plant and described it as massive and one of the biggest in Africa
The AFRES members, particularly, lauded Dangote for his steady and continuous industrialisation of Africa through his cement business.
After the tour, AFRES President Catherine Kariuki, a Kenyan, said Dangote is a pillar of industries in Africa, whose love for the growth of African states made him spread his businesses across the continent.
“Alhaji Dangote is helping to reduce poverty in Africa by establishing companies in African countries. He is a pillar in African economy and needs all the encouragement from the African leaders.
“Nigeria is blessed to have a man who has a vision and has translated the vision to building industries and impacting positively on his people and environment and gradually changing the African narratives from that of doom to boom.”
Ibese Plant Director Armando Martinez expressed the appreciation of the management to the society members for choosing Nigeria for their conference and choosing to visit Dangote Cement as part of their programme.
Martinez said the Dangote Cement was indeed excited seeing members of the society cutting across countries of the world, not just Africa.
Credit: The Nation