AFRICANGLOBE – The president and CEO of pan-African conglomerate, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has promised to invest and create more jobs opportunities in Nigeria.
Dangote, who recently ventured into Nigeria’s petrochemical and agricultural sub-sector stated that the nation’s economy rests more on the shoulders of the private sector, and if more Nigerians were economically empowered through gainful employment, the poverty level would be reduced to a minimal level.
While speaking to a business group last weekend, Africa’s richest man, Dangote said his venture into the petrochemical and agricultural sub-sector was his personal contribution towards reducing unemployment in the country.
He posits that while it us the duty of the government to provide an enabling environment for the private sector to thrive through the right policies and infrastructural provisions, the private sectors need to lend government a helping hand.
He however urged government not to relent in helping the organised private sector by intervening in other areas of their operations in which the inclement climate under which they operate has hampered them from attaining installed capacities.
Expressing optimism on Nigeria’s economic revival through the private sector, Alhaji Dangote reinstated: “I have always said that Nigeria is a good place to invest. We have all in abundance. God has blessed this country. What we have naturally in abundance is what other countries are looking to buy.”
“Good enough, Nigeria has the resources and the market for any company to survive, only in few other areas government should intensify efforts to ensure to make the sector attractive to investors.
By: Oluwabusayo Sotunde