Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote has advised the government to contruction concrete roads because of its low cost and durability.
Nigerian business tycoon and richest man in Africa, Aliko Dangote recently advised the federal government that concrete roads are cheaper and durable. The business magnet, Aliko Dangote cement also claimed that concrete roads accrue zero maintenance cost.
We are pushing for Nigeria to do a concrete road. It is cheaper to do a concrete road that will last 50 years than to do a bitumen road. It will also help in eliminating corruption because if you go and build a bitumen road, it will have to be adequately maintained unlike a concrete road that is very durable.
Dangote Cement had just expanded its frontiers to Asia, by constructing a 3 million metric tons per annum (mmtpa), Cement Plant in Nepal, as part of its new investment of $4.34 billion into 10 African countries.
Currently in 15 African countries, excluding Kenya, Niger and Mali, which are new projects. The company’s current total capacity stands at 48mmtpa, out of which Nigeria alone has the largest chunk of 29.3mmtpa.
It would be recalled that Dangote Cement recently commissioned its 1.5 million metric tonnes per annum (mmtpa) capacity cement plant valued at $400 million with a 30 megawatts coal plant to power the factory.