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Dangote Sugar targets 20,000 new jobs in 2019

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[FILE PHOTO] Dangote Sugar Refinery

Dangote Sugar, a subsidiary of the Dangote Group, is expanding its production chain that will lead to increment in the volume of products that will generate 20,000 new employment opportunities next year.

Director, Dangote Sugar, Abdulsalam Waiya, disclosed recently in Kano.

Waiya said the Sugar subsidiary established in year 2000 with maximum production of 500 metric tonnes daily; presently rolls out 1.5 metric tonnes.

The director revealed that the company has redoubled its strength to expand production line in order to dominate the Nigerian markets.

According to Waiya, Dangote Sugar recently acquired 30,000 hectares of land in Numa, Adamawa state, for sugar cane plantation, while it anticipates generating 300,000 metric tonnes when harvested.

Director, Dangote Flours, Yusuf Aygi, also revealed that daily production of Dangote Flours across the five milling centres presently hit 5,000 metric tonnes, the largest volume in the country.

Aygi posited that Dangote flours is diversifying its products along production value chain, with the introduction of Gurasa flours uniquely processed to produce the popular Gurasa, a special delicacy in Northern Nigeria.

Besides, the director hinted that the company is unveiling new 1.5kg flour into Kano market to meet increasing demand for low earner customers.


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