Nigerians have picked a hole on Dangote cement, saying the quality being churned out by the production managers has depreciated, making the cement more of sand than what it has been over the years.
In a post made on facebook by one Festus Praise Tony on Edo Political Forum, the poster called Aliko Dangote who has remained the richest man in Africa, to look inward and review production quality of his cement.
The pos which has generated much reactions from Nigerians reads in part: “Is like your production managers are into serious deal. And they don’t care about the end users and the insecurity their fraudulent act will cause to Nigerians.
“The quality of cement we use to have in the days of Elephant and Rock cement is not what we get in the market now. What we now is dusty cement. And we have all the mineral resources here to produce quality cements at a cheaper rate than N2600.
“Seven days after moulding of blocks, they still look like blocks mould immediately, and easy to crack. I urge you to look inward before we start witnessing collapse of buildings across the federation.
“Aliko Dangote please lives are more precious than money. Caution your production mangers now that we still have live. I will not shy away from the truth.”
Nigerians have reacted very sharply to the post. Some called on Dangote to wake up to the reality on ground, saying a stitch in time saves a lot noting that human lives is more precious than being the richest man anywhere.
Others commended the observation of the poster adding that the quality of cement has actually fallen below expectation but prices still remain very outrageous.
While some said the best place to channel such observation is standard organization of Nigeria which has the statutory authority to examine standard and quality of production, others said the media is the best place to go as going to the SON may not help the matter.
However, some said rather than blame Dangote over the quality of cement, the poster should check his source of supply as the cement could be re-bagged cement which must have led to low quality.
“Check your source of supply and also check the type of sand u use too, u can’t use mould and expect cement to bind with it,” one Mitchell Adesheila said.