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Nigeria’s Longest Rigid Pavement and The First of its Kind, Located in Kogi State Has Been Completed by The Dangote Group

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It is the first of its kind, top engineers opined, in a statement from the company on Sunday.

The 43km Obajana-Kabba road constructed by Dangote Industries Limited (DIL), is described by drivers as the nation’s most strategic highway that is supporting travellers between the North and the South.

A statement from the Corporate Communications Department of the group said: “Concrete roads last more than asphalt roads and do not have potholes. They do not need regular maintenance as asphalt roads do. They save fuel for drivers and protect tyres from wear and tear.”

Olatunbosun Kalejaiye, the Project Director, said the rigid pavement of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project has been finished while the shoulders are being put in order.

Olatunbosun Kalejaiye, the Project Director, said the inflexible asphalt of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project has been finished while the shoulders are being dressed.

The Site Engineer, Samuel Obosi guaranteed that the double carriageway will be durable and less vulnerable to potholes and repairs like asphalt roads which will also reduce the rate of road accidents.

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A few drivers said it is currently among the busiest roads“Thank God it is a concrete road. It can withstand any heavy-duty vehicle,” Alhaji Lamidi Sikiru, a driver said.

John Moses, a member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, said his taxi business is booming contrasted to when the road was in an awful state and scarcely used.

Representative of Apa Bunu Kingdom, Sam Omosayil, lauded Dangote Group, saying the road has pulled in a great deal of businesses along it.

The Bajana of Obajana Land, King Idowu Senibi, described the project as massive and the first of its sort anyplace in Nigeria.

Talking, the customary head of Akpata Land, Frederick Durojaiye Balogun, said his people are exceptionally pleased with Alhaji Aliko Dangote, adding that the Dangote Cement, Obajana plant, which is the single biggest cement plant on the planet, has brought honour and respect to their kingdoms.

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King of Okebunku Land in Kabba Bunu Local Government, Timothy Omonile, complimented Dangote and charged other philanthropists to copy him.

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, had said plans are brewing to reform Nigerian roads with concrete to cut spending on repairs.

“We will be building concrete roads in the nation so that anytime we construct a road, we do not have to go back to repair after the third raining season, but move on and use the resources to

The Group had commissioned the 26km Itori-Ibese concrete road as a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project.

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CAC moves its manual application online

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The Corporate Affairs Commission has announced on monday that her previous methods of submitting documents manually, has been moved online.

This was disclosed via their official twitter handle, wherein they stated that all manual registration remains open until Wednesday, 31st March, 2021.

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The commission added, that starting from Monday, 8th March, 2021, all post-incorporation applications to be submitted manually to the commission shall be made using the new application forms in the Companies Regulations 2021 and as approved by the Honorable Minister FMTI.

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Dangote refinery will strengthen Nigerian economy – National Assembly

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Dangote refinery will strengthen Nigerian economy - National Assembly

The Oil refinery being built by Dangote Group will strengthen the Nigerian currency and prevent economic crash down when it starts its operations.

This was stated by the Legislature on Tuesday, during an inspection visit to the site of the Dangote refinery, petrochemicals complex, fertilizer plant, and subsea gas pipeline projects in Lagos.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum Industry Bill, Mr Sabo Nakuda, said, “With the new PIB coming up, we intend to visit all the other refineries, not only Dangote refinery”.

“We were in Kaduna yesterday (Monday). We are going to Port-Harcourt and Warri so that we know what the industry entails and what needs to be done to be captured in the bill so that there will be ease of operations.”

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Still, on the refinery, he said, “I’m totally overwhelmed. And looking at this investment here, it is unbelievable that a single individual can confront this kind of project at this time of our economic dispensation.”

Nakuda said outside the job creation, which the project will provide, “I’m sure that by the time this refinery comes on stream, even the local currency is going to be strengthened because we spend millions of dollars importing finished petroleum products.”

He said the National Assembly would give the project all necessary support to ensure that the refinery kicks off.

“If you don’t help this industry, this refinery to come on stream, then, it means the Nigerian economy is going to be doomed,” he added.

On the PIB, he said the lawmakers were working hard, to ensure its passage within the next two months.

The Chairman, Adhoc Committee on PIB, House of Representatives, Mr. Mohammed Monguno, also commended the Dangote Group for the project, saying it would help to diversify the economy and boost foreign exchange reserves.

He said, “The passage of the PIB will make sure that the enabling environment is created by way of legislation for such private investments to thrive, and make the oil and gas industry much more competitive to also attract further investments into the country.”

The Executive Director, Strategy, Capital Projects and Portfolio Development, Dangote Group, Mr. Devakumar Edwin, said the 650,000-barrels-per-day refinery could meet 100 percent of the Nigerian requirement of all liquid petroleum products and would have surplus for export.

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FG Gas expansion to lift 100m out of poverty – Sylva

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The Federal Government’s National Gas Expansion Programme will lift over 100 million Nigerians out of poverty. This was disclosed on Monday by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva.

“This is a practical demonstration of President Muhammadu Buhari’s commitment to lift 100 million Nigerians out of poverty by using gas value chain as a catalyst for social and economic development in Nigeria”, Sylva Said.

Sylva, while speaking in Ado Ekiti during the inauguration of the NGEP in Southwest Nigeria said, this is geared towards making gas an alternative source of energy for industrial, transportation, and domestic use.

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The minister said, “The programme has its main objective to reinforce and expand gas supply as well as stimulate demand in Nigeria through effective and efficient mobilisation and utilisation of all available assets, resources and infrastructure in the country.

“The programme is driven towards the implementation of Mr. President June 12, 2019 promise to take hundred million Nigerians out of poverty within the current decade by ensuring that locally produced, available, accessible and affordable fuel is sufficiently supplied throughout the country”.

Sylva said Nigeria was richly endowed with mineral resources, specifically, hydrocarbons, crude oil, and natural gas with proven gas reserves of over 200 trillion cubic feet of natural gas, which he said had presented the country with an opportunity to use gas as a catalyst for a social economy renaissance.

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Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, lauded Buhari’s dedication to implementing programmes directed at improving the lives of the people through job creation, social security schemes, stimulating the economy, and attending to security challenges in the nation.

Fayemi said that his administration would continue to key into life lifting programmes of the Buhari-led administration to improve the standard of living of the people of the State.

He said, “While we are in full support of the Federal Government in the implementation of NGEP in the state, our ultimate goal is to connect the state directly with gas supply via either Ajaokuta in Kogi State or Ore in Ondo State; the two points that offer our state the best opportunity for connection. We, therefore, plead with private sector players and the ministry to assist us in this venture.”

He said his administration recognized the various benefits embedded in the NGEP initiative ranging from reduction of importation of fuel to creation of employment opportunity for the youths and improvement of access to gas for transportation and domestics use at an affordable price in the State.

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