The Dangote Group is set to kick-start civil works for the construction of its Sugar factory in Tunga, Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, adding it would employ 1,000 people from the immediate community after taking off.
This was disclosed by Mr Maryoud Elsunni, the lead member of the team from the headquarters of the Dangote Group, when they paid a courtesy visit to Governor Abdullahi Sule in Government House, on Wednesday in Lafia.
Mr Elsunni said Mr Aliko Dangote, Chairman/CEO of the Dangote Group, had directed his contractor to supervise the project.
He said when started, it would generate employment for over 1,000 people from the immediate community.
He explained that the team would first undertake the construction of a bigger water pump station that would provide water across 15, 000 hectares, in addition to the already existing water pump station catering for 600 hectares.
“Soon, we will bring some people here to start. It will create direct employment for the local people.
”The contractor is coming with some highly skilled personnel but a lot of the host community people will be engaged.
”Unlike contractors that will come with their workers, this one will engage thousands of local people to build these structures,” he said.
Responding, Governor Sule said the essence of bringing investments such as the Dangote Sugar Refinery, is to create wealth for the people of the state.
Mr Sule said that the factory would in turn lead to creation is jobs and improve the standard of living of the people of the state.
The governor reiterated his administration’s continued commitment to creating an enabling environment for investment and other business activities to thrive.