In an effort to fulfil Governor Bindow Campaign promises, the Adamawa State Government has signed agreement with Dangote Group, and 3 others on Cement industries
Adamawa State Commissioner for Solid Minerals, Mrs. Shanti Sashi confirmed that Dangote Group of Company and other three foreign firms have signed agreement to establish three large capacity cement factories in the state.
Sashi, in an interview with Newsmen in Yola announced that the agreement had reached advanced stages. “We have signed agreement with Dangote Group of Company and three other foreign companies and we are now looking for Federal Government License. The state government has approved and we are waiting for federal certificate to hand over to the investors”, Sashi said.
According to the Commissioner, the state has huge deposit of limestone and gypsum which if explore can last for over one hundred years to come.
Sashi listed Dangote group of company, Smart Group, a US based firm, BTP Swiss International and a Chinese firm as the companies that expressed their interest in the cement deal.
She explained that Adamawa was one of the high rich geographical areas in the World as far as mineral resources is concerned.
“There are no minerals in mineral Kingdom that is not found in the state. According to the team of Geoscientists, the whole southern part of the state comprising Guyuk, Numan, Lamurde, Demsa and Mayo-Belwa as well as Jada, Ganye and Toungo local government areas are sitting on limestone and gypsum deposits.” Sashi confirmed. She clearly stated that some of the companies would start mounting their cement production machines before the end of this year.
The commissioner announced that the state government was making efforts to avoid dependence on federal allocations.

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