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Nigeria: Youth Employment Is Key to Nation’s Growth – Dangote

The Pan-African Conglomerate, 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 yesterday, 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 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 porfolios 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.

He highlighted the core values of the Dangote organisation as Customer Service, Entrepreneurship, Excellence and Leadership and urged the new trainees to dream big and be passionate about their job.

Also addressing the trainees, the Group Managing Director of Dangote Industries Limited, Kunle Alake said Dangote Group is passionate about its vision and mission and told the trainees to show the right attitude to work when deployed so as to contribute to the continuous growth of the company while also having a fulfilled career.

While taking them through various portfolios of the Group, he told them to make the best use of the opportunity offered them by being selected among hundreds that applied for the training and be dilgent in whatever they are doing.

In her presentation, the Dangote Industries Limited, Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Nglan Niat asked the trainees to consider themselves lucky to have scaled through thorough screening process and come out successfully, describing their selection as a big opportunity as they have variety of Business Units to choose from when ready for deployment.

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