Dangote Industries Limited has inducted a new batch of Graduate Trainees in its Graduate Trainee programme, with the management declaring that continuous investments in critical sectors of the economy to create employment and promote decent jobs is irrevocable.
Addressing the trainees, the president of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote gave the trajectory of the Dangote businesses, explaining it transited from being a commodity trading company to manufacturing in the quest to contribute to the industrial development of the country thus repositioning Nigeria in the African industrial landscape.
He explained that the mission of the Group is to touch the peoples’ lives by providing their basic needs and that this could only be fulfilled through manufacturing of the goods that could meet the people’s needs hence the massive investments in various sectors of the economy.
According to him, manufacturing to meet the people’s needs comes with employment creation as manufacturing is one of the potent ways of lifting the people from poverty through creation of gainful employment which has led the institution of the graduate trainee programme of which they are beneficiaries.
He added it was in the quest to meet the peoples’ need through massive job creation that his Group added three new business portfolios worth over $20billion in refinery, Petrochemical and fertiliser.
The investments, according to him, will also generate about $16billion in foreign exchange for the country and a combined 250,000 jobs to help in reducing joblessness among the youths.