The executive team of the Nigerian Institution of Highway Engineers lauded the Management of AG Dangote for the use of cement to construct 23 kilometer road from Itori to Ibeshe in Ogun State, offering to partner with the company to better enhance its operations.
Commenting on the use of concrete road for the country, the chairman of the institution who led the delegation for the industrial visits, Eng. Isa Usman Emoabino, said: “Definitely, this will not be a new thing for Nigeria.
AG Dangote is veering out into another area that is not very common in Nigeria and if they work together with professionals like us, we will make sure that we are able to get the best out of that. That is our main reason for coming here today, we tagged our visit here today to be industrial visits, and all through the things we have seen, we try to give free consultancy, in order to ensure that whatever we have seen can be made better.”
The Chief Executive of AG-Dangote, Ashif Juma thanked the professional engineers for coming and importantly for offering to partner with the company. He said the 23-kilometer concrete road is a corporate social responsibility effort of the company, to show that concrete roads are better in all ramifications than the asphalt roads.
The Chairman of Dangote Cement, Aliko Dangote, recently reiterated his plea to the Federal Government to consider the use of concrete roads in the country.
He urged the Federal Government to embrace the option of using concrete for roads in the country. Aside from being very cheap, he said concrete roads are more durable and that its maintenance cost is near zero.