- Gov Okorocha woos Dangote to establish gas plant
Dangote Cement has opened a terminal in Owerri, Imo State.
The unit was officially inaugurated by the Governor of the state, Chief Rochas Okorocha with the President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, also in attendance.
In a speech Dangote said that the state was one of the ‘major’ markets domestically for the company.
He stressed that he was in the state essentially to open the warehouse for business, and commended Okorocha for facilitating infrastructural development in the state and Nigeria at large, including creating enabling environment for businesses to thrive.
Governor Okorocha urged Dangote to partner with the government in establishing a gas plant in the state.
“Dangote Cement has sold more cement in Imo State than it has done in any other part of the Country because of the infrastructural revolution going on in the state. Imo State today is a new state. The wealth of Nigeria is in Imo untapped because of the presence of high quality gas in the State. And the gas-plant in the state is yet to function. I appeal that Alhaji Dangote would partner with the state in this regard,” he said.