Daily Trust (Abuja)

10 September 2012

Nigeria: Dangote Promises More Investments for Jobs Creation

Photo: Ansu Konneh/IRIN
Youths participate in a roadside clean-up.

Lagos — Following a recent global survey which showed that Nigeria has the potential to lead Africa in terms of growth by 2020, President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has reassured that all his investments would be tailored towards job creation for gainful employment to alleviate poverty among the people.

Dangote said in Lagos at the weekend that what Nigerians need presently is economic empowerment, saying only a working population whether self-employed or engaged could be economically empowered.

Speaking against the background of a report on Africa's growth and job creation, by Mckensey Global Institute which described Africa as the second fastest growing region in the world with decline in poverty, Alhaji Dangote said all hands must be on deck to ensure the dream of Nigeria's economic turn-around becomes a reality.

He therefore urged local investors to complement the efforts of the federal government in ensuring the success of the economic agenda by delving to manufacturing as one of the means of empowering Nigerians through job creation.

According to the report titled "Africa at Work: Job Creation year" published in August by Mckensey and Company, Africa is the second fastest growing region in the world with decline in poverty.

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