Dangote Sugar’s management has revealed that the company employs over 7,000 workers annually through the Backyard Integration Project (BIP).
Speaking during a media tour at the Dangote Sugar Refinery in Numan, Adamawa State, the Group General Manager of Operations, Bello Abdullahi Dan-Musa, stated that the company hires thousands of youths as direct staff and also engages more than 7,000 youths during the production season.
Mr. Dan-Musa added that Dangote Sugar Refinery has made significant progress in achieving the Backward Integration Programme of the Federal Government and has paid over N500 million to outgrowers for the sugarcane produced under the DSR Numan outgrowers scheme.
Meanwhile, the Chief Executive Officer/Managing Director, Chinnaya Sylvain Judex, who was also present during the media tour, emphasized that the company’s expansion efforts have reached a significant milestone. He mentioned that the company has acquired modern and environmentally friendly machines to support its production process.
Mr. Judex highlighted that the Backward Integration Project, which aims to produce 1.5 million metric tons per annum of refined sugar for both domestic and export markets, is expected to become a significant player in global sugar production.
“The processing refinery operates with an independent power system and, in cases of excess energy, the company will redirect the surplus energy to the national grid, contributing significantly to the rapid development of the economy in the entire Northeast region”, he added.