The new cement product launched by the Dangote Cement Plc is expected to address the challenges associated with building construction in swampy areas.
Undoubtedly, lots of developers try to avoid constructing on swampy land because of the cost of getting it right but in areas like Lagos state where it is increasingly getting difficult to get dry plots of land, swamps or waterlogged plots are inevitable.
However, the new innovative cement, according to the Group Managing Director of the firm, Mr. Joseph Makoju, would work better in such areas and give builders a perfect result due to its strong quality.
Majoku spoke in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital, over the weekend, while introducing the product to engineers, builders, block makers and the general public in the Niger Delta region recently.
He said: “For a swampy area like this, this innovative cement becomes a much better offer to use because the terrain with higher sulfur requires a cement product that is stronger, with a higher strength to work better and give a perfect result.”
Represented by the Chief Marketing Director of Dangote Cement Plc, Funmi Sanni, the Managing Director noted that the product is 100 per cent local content, disclosing that it is made from milestone.
He further noted that the new cement product is currently the highest bagged grade of cement in the country with 42.5 grade, and added that it sets after an hour, due to its top quality.
Makoju said the product is affordable to all, noting that the firm is doing its best to ensure good road networks to ease transportation of cement across the country, even as he commended government’s effort on infrastructural developments.
He stated that Dangote Cement is made in Nigeria but loved across Africa because of its high quality.
Meanwhile, members of the Block Moulders Association in Rivers State have lauded Dangote for introducing the high-grade cement to Nigerians.
Chairman of the Association, Mr. Lucky Uche, however, appealed to Dangote to make the product affordable to enable the group to maintain the approved standard required by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria.
Endorsing the BlocMaster Cement, the Director General of Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), Joseph Ugbaja, said the product is another quality product from Dangote Cement; a company that is known for its strict adherence to standard as stipulated by the authorities.
He noted that Dangote Cement has now produced a higher 42.5 grade of cement even for the use of block makers.