According to multiple sources, Dangote Cement has announced its plan to start mining coal at Ankpa, Kogi State, in November.
Speaking on the development, CEO of Dangote Cement, Onne van der Weijde, said that this was due to disruption in gas supply.
Activities of militant groups in the Niger Delta region have seriously affected gas supplies.
CEO of Dangote Cement, Onne van der Weijde, announced that, “These are challenging times for Nigeria and Dangote Cement but we are taking strong actions that will position the company for continuing success.”
The company said that many of its production lines were now capable of running entirely on coal to eliminate the company’s dependence on gas supplies, imported coal and LPFO.
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