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Dangote mega cement depot lands at Industrial Layout, Onitsha Road, Owerri
Leading cement conglomerate, Dangote Cement Plc., has deepened product visibility drive in South East with the inauguration of its mega cement warehouse located at the Industrial Layout, Onitsha Road, Owerri, capital of Imo State.
The warehouse which opened for business this week, will serve corporate outfits and people of the Southeast and other zones in the country with all products of the company going forward.
Present at the event were the President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, among others captains of industry.
Declaring the ultra modern warehouse open, Okorocha noted that Dangote has conquered the business world in many products and hailed the world’s 66th most influential person for his outstanding initiatives in empowering Nigerians and other nationals in the area of employment, through the establishment of many industries and foundations.
While wooing the investor to establish a gas plant in the state, Okorocha described the business mogul as a “bridge-builder”.
According to the governor, “The man Dangote is humble about his wealth. He does not show undue strength with his wealth.
“Dangote Cement has sold more cement in Imo State than it has done in any other part of the Country because of the infrastructural revolution going on in the state. Imo State today is a new state. The wealth of Nigeria is in Imo untapped because of the presence of high quality gas in the State. And the gas-plant in the state is yet to function. I appeal that Alhaji Dangote would partner with the state in this regard.”
In his remarks, Dangote, who had paid a courtesy visit with his entourage to the Government House, Owerri, disclosed that Imo State was one of the major markets of Dangote Cement and other products of the Dangote Group.
Dangote who maintained silence on Governor Okorocha’s plea for the establishment of gas plant, noted that he was in the state personally to open the warehouse for business, and commended Okorocha for facilitating infrastructural development in the stat.