The Dangote Group yesterday urges customers to patronize its new product, Blocmaster Cement, recently launched in Kano which the company said has the capacity to tackle building collapse in the country. Builders and other stakeholders told LEADERSHIP that BlocMaster Cement is extra strong and the best for block molding in Nigeria. Also, the cement product had been adjudged ideal by the country’s engineers, builders and block makers, due to its rapid setting within an hour, its strength and top quality. The Group also restated its commitment to the development of small businesses across the country and to empower women and youths with funding, massive job creation and training schemes.

Special guest at the Dangote Day at the trade fair yesterday, Mr. Hashem Ahmed, stated this at the 13th Abuja International Trade Fair yesterday in Abuja. Ahmed stated that the theme of this year’s fair: ‘Enhancing SMEs in Agribusiness Through Innovative Technology,’ was important as no nation can talk about its economic development without acknowledging the role of small and medium enterprises (SMEs). According to him, indeed, SMEs are critical to overall development of the nation’s economy, not only in Nigeria, but the world at large.
He noted that as a world-class organisation, Dangote Group exists to serve and satisfy the people, to give them succour and make it easy for them to attain self reliance and self sufficiency in various ways.

He said the overall objective of the president/ chief executive of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, is to touch lives while complementing government’s effort in growing the economy.
“The government has been strategising and exploring different ways to restore the economy especially following the recession and our role has also been strategic in enhancing the various sectors,” he said. He called on consumers to visit Dangote stand to see the variety of Dangote products, saying “we have salt, sugar, our popular DanQ seasoning loved by women for their cooking, Dangote Pasta Excellente, and other categories.