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Dangote launches BlocMaster cement to check building collapse


Cement trucks, operated by Dangote Cement Plc, deliver supplies to the construction site for the Eko Atlantic city project, developed by Eko Atlantic, near Victoria island in Lagos, Nigeria. Photographer: George Osodi/Bloomberg

Dangote Cement Plc has rolled out an innovative product known as Dangote BlocMaster Cement, to address incessant building collapse in Nigeria.
Builders and other stakeholders at the launch of the Dangote BlocMaster Cement in Kano on Tuesday, described the product as extra strong, and the best for block moulding, due to its rapid setting within an hour, strength and top quality.
Speaking at the launch of the cement, Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government Usman Alhaji, called on Nigerians to patronise the new cement to minimise the menace of building collapse.
The Chairman, Kano State Concrete Block Makers and Allied Products Association, Umar Faruk Musa, said the cement innovation would translate into more income for block makers and the country at in the long run.
The Group Managing Director, Dangote Cement Plc, Joe Makoju, said the new brand is a product of years of deep research, which has been tested and approved by builders nationwide. “This is a new era. This is a new quality. This is a product of research,” he said.

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