Benin: Aliko Dangote, the chairman of Nigeria’s Dangote Cement, raised the issue his company has with exporting cement to Benin. He said this company could not export cement to Benin despite its Ibese plant in Nigeria being under 30km from the border, according to the Vanguard newspaper. He alleged that the country was importing ‘more expensive’ cement from China instead.
Dangote made the comments in an interview with Mo Ibrahim at the 2019 Ibrahim Governance Weekend in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. He also said that he looked forward to the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) making trade easier in the region.