PHOTOS: Dangote inaugurates CKD truck assembly plant in Lagos

Adebisi Aikulola
Adebisi Aikulola
Dangote Sinotruk West Africa CKD plant

Dangote Sinotruk West Africa inaugurated a completely knocked down (CKD) truck assembly plant in  Lagos State on Sunday.

The inauguration was attended by Senate President Godswill Akpabio and Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of  Lagos.

In a statement posted on X, Sanwo-Olu said the plant, situated in Ikeja, can produce 10,000 trucks annually and create about 3,000 jobs across Nigeria.

“Today, I joined the President of the Senate, Hon. Godswill Akpabio for the commissioning of the CKD plant at Dangote Sinotruk West Africa Limited in Ikeja,” Sanwo-Olu said,

“With the capacity to assemble and produce 10,000 trucks annually, Dangote Sinotruk West Africa is set to create about 3,000 jobs across Nigeria.

“Congrats to Alhaji Aliko Dangote for his remarkable efforts towards industrialization in Nigeria and Africa.”

On June 8, Akpabio, alongside Sanwo-Olu, visited  Dangote refinery in Lekki, an area of  Lagos state.

During the tour, Sanwo-Olu said it was a privilege that the refinery happened in “our time, our state and our country”.

“People talk about dreams, but only a few can make it happen. Dangote has put  Lagos State and the whole of Nigeria on the world map of excellence,” he said.

“I am happy the Senate came to see for themselves; Dangote was not ready to rest after successfully building the largest cement factory chain in Africa, the second largest sugar refinery in the world.”

Sanwo-Olu also said that with an investment like the refiner, he can assure that Nigeria is on the right path to meet the projected gross domestic product (GDP) of $1 trillion by 2030.  

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