Adebayo Adenrele

The richest man cum Business Tycoon in Nigeria and Africa, Aliko Dangote, has said that his new multibillion Naira investment in the sugar sub-sector would provide no fewer than 300,000 jobs in Nigeria.

Dangote, who spoke at the Flag-off Ceremony of the 2022/2023 Crushing Season and Outgrower Scheme Awards in Numan, Adamawa, said the opportunities would include both direct and indirect jobs.

According to the statement from the Corporate Communication Department of the company, Dangote said the company was providing fresh funds for expanding its operations in the sugar sub-sector.

“We are making massive investment in Adamawa State through expansion of DSR Numan’s sugar refining capacity from 3000tcd to 6000tcd, 9800tcd, and to 15,000tcd.

”DSR will be able to create about three hundred thousand jobs, direct and indirect, with positive multiplier effects on the economy nationwide.”

NEWSTODAYNG gathered that Dangote Group is the biggest employer of labour in Nigeria outside the government.

Dangote was appointed Chairman, National Job Creation Committee in 2010 to assist the Federal Government in providing more employment opportunities for Nigerians.

The Dangote President had also announced that his company was doubling its spending on CSR schemes in host communities in Adamawa State, the location of its 32,000 hectares integrated sugar complex.