Leading manufacturers of Cement, Dangote Cement Plc, has launched Blocmaster cement, specifically manufactured for block moulding in Nigeria.
The launch which took place in Kano on Tuesday saw builders and other stakeholders lauding the quality of the product while describing it as extra strong and the best for moulding blocks in Nigeria.
Speaking at the official unveiling of the cement, Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, called on all Nigerians to patronize the new cement to help minimize the menace of collapsed building in the country.
The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Usman Alhaji, commended the management of Dangote Group, adding that it has always been supportive in all sectors of the economy.
Group Managing Director, Dangote Cement Plc Eng. Joe Makoju said the new brand is a product of years of deep research, adding that it has been tested and approved by builders nationwide.
Makoju noted that the cement is strong and affordable to Nigerians because of its rapid setting, especially during raining season.
“This is a new era. This is a new quality. This is a product of research,” Makoju said.
Speaking in the same vein, Group Chief Marketing Officer, Dangote Cement Plc, Oare Ojeikere, said the new cement is multipurpose and very strong, urging Nigerians to adopt it for all construction purposes.
He said he was happy that hundreds of builders in Kano had used it before the launch.
The immediate past chairman, Nigeria Institute of Building and Director Consultancy Services, Science and Technical Schools Board, Kano State Abdullahi Alhassan SanSan, said he was elated because the new cement block will address the issue of collapsed building in the country.
Speaking also at the event, Manager Magina Blocks Industries Kano Nura Musa Yahayah, said, he has used the block and can, therefore, recommend it to Nigerians.
In his words: “I can recommend this product. I have personally used it and I am very convinced that it is the best for those of us who are in the business of cement moulding. It is strong and sets very fast. This is the product that we need at this time and we are grateful to the Management of Dangote Cement for giving us this product”