The Dangote Group has denied reports that the disengagement of 48 workers made up of 36 expatriates and 12 Nigerians from the company was due to the economic recession in the country,
Head, Corporate Affairs of the group, Mr Tony Chiejina, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Monday that the 36 expatriates workers formed the bulk of those disengaged.
He said the expatriates were disengaged because of job overlap, while the 12 Nigerians that were affected were in the procurement department whose services were now redundant due to growth in the company.
Chiejina said Dangote group was rather expanding its operations in spite of the recession and this expansion would fire more employments in the company.
He said the company was expanding into oil and gas, rice and diary projects, fertiliser and petrochemicals, among others.
Chiejina said the current recession was a challenge to the company to impact more favourably on the Nigerian economy.