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Dangote denies cement probe reports

17 February 2014, 11:47

Abuja - Dangote Group has denied reports it under probe by the Ogun State government over dangerous emissions from its major factory located in the state.

The group made the clarification as members of the Ogun State House of Assembly set up a committee to investigate allegations of harmful emissions from cement manufacturing companies in the state.

In the wake of the committees investigations, Dangote Group said its factories in the state observed high standards of environment safety and had never been invited by the investigative panel.

Head of Corporate Communication, Dangote Group, Anthony Chiejina, said the company was not under any kind of probe because it ensured that it complied to international best practices on environmental issues.

“It  should be noted that Dangote Cement was not one of the companies summoned over the issue of pollution as the Ogun State House of Assembly Committee on Environment said it was satisfied with the operations of the Dangote Group within the state,” he said.

On the ongoing issue of substandard cements  being manufactured by some companies in the country, Chiejina said Dangote Group would not compromise on the quality of all its products, including cement.

He said the company has adhered strictly to acceptable best global practices and that it had no issue with the cement quality, which had recently become a subject of controversy.

Chiejina said the company had been manufacturing the best quality cement, the 42.5 grade.

He explained that the quality of products from all the Dangote Cement plants was being controlled by robot to eliminate any human error.

– CAJ News

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