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Dangote Receives Highest Civilian Honour In Cameroon.

President/Chief Executive of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, has received the highest civilian honour in Cam­eroon – the Commander of the National Order of Valour – from the President of the Republic, Paul Biya.

According to President Paul Biya, the landmark honour was conferred on Dangote in recogni­tionof hiseffortsininfrastructur­aldevelopmentof Cameroonand Africa through his cement plants.

The president, at a confer­ment ceremony held at the Uni­ty Palace, Yaoundé, expressed prideatDangote’svariousefforts at promoting industrialisation across Africa through the build­ing of cement plants in several African countries.

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He noted that these plants have provided thousands of di­rectandindirectemploymentat their various locations, to boost the economies of their host countries, justlikeinCameroon.

He urged the leading African investor toconsider moreinvest­mentsinthemanufacturingsec­tor inCameroon, explainingthat therearenumerousbusinessop­portunities in the country.

He maintained that his government is focused on pro­moting a business-friendly en­vironment to make the country moreattractiveandaninvestors’ destination.

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In his response, Dangote thanked President Biya and the peopleof Cameroonforthegreat honourdonetohimintheaward of the nation’s highest civilian honour. He disclosed that there are plans to diversify the group’s investmentsinCameroon, start­ing with energy.

He said, “We have plans to expand our investment to other sectors beginning with oil and gaswhileourcapacityincement will be expanded”.

He commended the Cameroonian government for providing an enabling environment, which aided the successful completion of the Dangote Cement plant. He also expressed appreciation for the support provided by the president and cabinet in solving the challenges encountered in the construction of the plant.

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Source: independent.ng

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