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Dangote to create 300,000 new jobs

Dangote to create 300,000 new jobs
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Dangote’s sugar refinery, an improvement on FG’s expansion of the sugar sector.

The unemployment rate is one of Nigeria’s biggest challenges. As the country’s population increasingly outpace the output, the number of jobseekers continues to increase. According to the World Bank, the growth in the unemployment rate has witnessed an acute surge since the start of the recession that ravaged the 2015-2016 economy. The impact of Covid-19 pandemic and now, the global tension catalyzed by the Russia-Ukraine conflict has further worsened the economic recession, leading to more unemployment.

Current Buhari-led administration has been consistently criticized for its inability to salvage the growing unemployment rate as promised during their electoral campaign. This socioeconomic dilemma has led to numerous attempts of youths committing crimes. In fact, statistics indicate that there has been a consistent rise in the yearly rate of joblessness in the country and why there have been many indications of the causes of unemployment, the effects on people have been equally draining. The Nigerian Bureau of Statistics also pointed out that the rate of unemployment in the country had been on a steady incline.

Employment opportunities to include direct and indirect jobs.

Nigerian Government and numerous private sector investors have enacted policies that curb the growth of unemployment in the country. Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest industrialist expressed his confidence that his latest multi-billion-naira investment plan in the sugar sub-sector, by providing 300,000 jobs, would help immensely in curbing the unemployment rate in the country. A statement from the company’s corporate department pointed to Dangote’s plans to provide fresh funds and expand his company’s operations in the sugar industry.

Aliko Dangote, during his speech at the flag-off ceremony of the 2022/2023 Crushing Season and Outgrower Scheme Awards, noted that these employment opportunities would include the creation of direct and indirect jobs. He stated that his company was making immense investments in Adamawa State by expanding DSR Norman’s sugar refining capacity from 3000tcd to 6000, 9000 and 15,000 tons respectively. He stated that this expansion will see to the creation of numerous jobs which will also have a significant impact on the economy.

Dangote Group considered Nigeria’s largest employer of labour.

Outside the public sector, The Dangote Group has been considered Nigeria’s largest employer of labour. In fact, Dangote in 2010, was appointed the Chairman of the National Job Creation Committee, a committee established to aid the Federal Government to improve the provision of employment across the country. Adeniyi Adebayo, the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment indicated that the Dangote Sugar Refinery was a big improvement in the Federal Government’s efforts at developing the sugar industry in the country.

With the advent of this investment, the country is expected to benefit significantly. Economically, the creation of these jobs would enhance Nigeria’s economic growth and also improve the standard of living of most citizens in the country. Asides this, these job creation opportunities are also envisaged to unequivocally reduce the rate of crimes across the country. Research have shown unemployment has been a major drive of crimes among youths and thus, by curbing unemployment, the crime rate automatically decreases.

Refinery also projected to create 250,000 jobs next year.

Similarly, The Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical, which is predicted to be completed and launched over the next year, is projected to further create approximately 250,000 job opportunities in the country. The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investments however commended the efforts of Aliko Dangote at improving Nigeria’s economy and supporting the country with his corporate social responsibility scheme. With these developments, the country is expected to experience a significant social and economic growth.


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Adeolastan
Adeolastan
3 months ago

This is a good news from Dangote groups of company because unemployment is the biggest problem facing Nigeria now and anyhow which it can be reduce is very welcome development.

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3 months ago

Wow, at list so many people will have job. Thanks to dangote group of company. A lot of people need work in this country

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9
3 months ago

This is a good thing dangote company Will provide alot of jobs for the people in each we are suffering from unemployment in the country it will help to reduce the unemployment and help be able to more better standard of living

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8
3 months ago

Critics of the current administration under Buhari have been vocal about their disappointment that they have been unable to reverse the rising unemployment rate as promised during their campaign.

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8
3 months ago

Because unemployment is currently Nigeria’s most pressing issue, any development that helps bring that number down is positive news, and therefore this announcement from the Dangote groups of companies is excellent.

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8
3 months ago

The unemployment rate is one of Nigeria’s biggest challenges. As the country’s population increasingly outpace the output, the number of jobseekers continues to increase.

Member
8
3 months ago

The effects of the Covid-19 outbreak and, more recently, the worldwide tension sparked by the conflict between Russia and Ukraine has further exacerbated the economic slowdown, which has led to an increase in the number of people seeking jobs.

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8
3 months ago

The administration that is currently being led by Buhari has been roundly criticized for its failure to fulfill the promises made regarding the reduction of the rising rate of unemployment during their election campaign.

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8
3 months ago

The unemployment rate has been rising steadily over the past few years, and there are numerous indicators as to why this is the case.

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8
3 months ago

The government of Nigeria, along with various investors from the private sector, have established policies that would hopefully slow or stop the rise of unemployment in the country.

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8
3 months ago

In addition to this, it is anticipated that the prospects for employment development will unquestionably lead to a reduction in the number of crimes committed across the country.

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8
3 months ago

Studies have found that youth unemployment is a significant factor in criminal activity; reducing youth unemployment should have a knock-on effect of reducing overall criminal activity.

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8
3 months ago

This is something that should be encouraged. As it will help to minimize the unemployment and assist be able to have a more improved quality of life

Abusi
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9
3 months ago

We need to applaud Dangote in the way he always creatw jobs for people through his business. If he is able to create 300,000 jobs again, that will be a good feet.

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8
3 months ago

Dangote group of companies has contributed positively to the country economy and development. With the Dangote sugar refinery, an improvement on FG’s expansion of the sugar sector more people will be employed which is peg at 300000 jobs.

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8
3 months ago

According to research, youth unemployment is a major factor in crime, hence reducing youth unemployment naturally lowers the crime rate.

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8
3 months ago

Dangote group of companies have always contributed positively in discharging their social responsibility towards the nation. With this Dangote ‘s sugar refinery about 300000 new jobs will be available to Nigerian. Government not to improve in their duties towards provisions of jobs for Nigerians

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3 months ago

Economically, the creation of these jobs would accelerate Nigeria’s economic development and raise the living standards of the majority of its people.

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