Dangote Sugar terminates its sugar business in Niger state – Nairametrics

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Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, one of the leading producers of refined sugar for consumers and industries in Nigeria, has successfully wound up its sugar business in Niger State – under the management of Dangote Niger Sugar Limited.

According to a Remark by the company, this decision was taken in an attempt to reduce windfall costs, stemming from a tense situation in its host community which had started to accumulate negative returns for the integrated sugar business.

The company noted that after a careful assessment of recent disruptions to its operations as planned in the state, due to a community dispute over land acquired in Niger, the DSR board of directors concluded in December 2020 all the liquidation procedures of the upstream integration project company. in the State of Niger.

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Project highlights

Dangote Niger Sugar Limited was created under a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the State of Niger and Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc, for the establishment of an integrated sugar project in the State.

The 12,000 tcd plant located on 16,000 ha of land near Mambe, Lavun LGA in Niger State, had an estimated installation cost of $ 450 million.

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The Sugar Project was established as part of the company’s Backward Integration Project (BIP), with a 10-year sugar development plan to produce 1.5 million MTPA of sugar from locally grown sugar cane. , under the Nigeria Sugar Master Plan (NSMP), a plan implemented to make Nigeria self-sufficient in sugar production.

BIP Company in Niger State was Dangote Sugar’s fourth sugar project, after Savannah Sugar Company – Numan Adamawa State, Lau / Tau Sugar – Taraba State and Tunga Sugar Project in Nasarawa State.

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What you should know

  • Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc is one of Nigeria’s leading integrated sugar companies and a major refiner of raw sugar with a key focus on the production of enriched and unfortified granulated white sugar.
  • The company has a total installed capacity of 1.44 million metric tons (MT) per year with key expansion plans in place.
  • Its operational activities outside of sugar production include the distribution of refined white sugar to consumers and industrial customers nationwide, as well as the export of its products to other West African countries.
  • In 2020, Dangote Sugar achieved an impressive financial performance, with the company’s profits soaring 33.0% to N29.8 billion in fiscal 2020.

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