Dangote Sugar Refinery annually employs a minimum of 7,000 individuals in its Backward Integration Project situated in Numan, Adamawa State. During a media visit to the company’s location in Numan, the Group General Manager of operations, Bello Dan-Musa, emphasized that in addition to its direct workforce, the company also engages more than 7,000 youths at the height of the production season.
A report highlighted that the Dangote Group, apart from the Government, stands as Nigeria’s leading employer of labor. Dan-Musa further disclosed that the company disbursed over N500 million to the out-growers for the sugarcane cultivated under the DSR Numan out-growers scheme.
The statement outlined that the current capacity of the DSR Numan refinery, presently at 4,800 tons of Cane per Day, is undergoing upgrades to reach 6,000 TCD by the close of 2023, 9,800 TCD by 2024, and eventually 15,000 TCD.
According to him, “Dangote Sugar Refinery Numan has played a pivotal role in realizing the Backward Integration program of the Federal Government, emerging as the largest producer of household and commercial sugar.”
Aliko Dangote, the President of the Dangote Group, asserted that upon the completion of the BIP projects, his sugar company would be capable of generating approximately three hundred thousand direct and indirect jobs, thereby positively impacting the national economy.
During the media visit, Chinnaya Judex, the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, remarked that the expansion initiative had achieved significant progress.