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  • Updated: October 16, 2023

We Employ 7,000 Nigerian Youths Yearly — Dangote Sugar

We Employ 7,000 Nigerian Youths Yearly — Dangote Sugar

Dangote Sugar Refinery has disclosed that it employs no fewer than 7,000 workers yearly in its Backward Integration Project in Numan, Adamawa State.

Bello Dan-Musa, the company’s Group General Manager of operations who spoke during a media tour of the company in Numan said that despite employing thousands of youths as direct employees, the company also employed, more than 7,000 youths at the peak of the production season.

In a statement, it noted that Dangote Group was Nigeria’s biggest employer of labour after the Government.

According to Dan-Musa, the company paid over N500 million to the out-growers for the sugarcane produced under the DSR Numan out-growers scheme.

The statement said the current capacity of the DSR Numan refinery of 4,800 tons of Cane Per Day, was being upgraded to 6,000 TCD by the end of 2023, 9,800 TCD by 2024, and subsequently to 15,000 TCD.

“Dangote Sugar Refinery Numan has contributed immensely to the realisation of the Backward Integration programme of the Federal Government. It is the largest producer of household and commercial sugar,” he said.

The President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, said “Upon completion of the BIP projects, his sugar company will be able to create about three hundred thousand direct and indirect jobs, with positive multiplier effects on the national economy.”

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