Dangote launches construction of 6Mt/yr cement plants in Okpella


Updated Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:10:54 GMT

Nigeria: Dangote Cement has started building a 6Mt/yr cement plant in Okpella, Edo. The Nigerian cement producer has invested US$1bn in the plant, according to All Africa. The company is also building another 6Mt/yr cement plant in Itori, Ogun. Its cement production capacity in Nigeria is expected to grow to 41Mt/yr once construction of both plants is complete. The groundbreaking event was part of the celebrations to mark company owner Aliko Dangote’s 59th birthday.