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Dangote Cement Appoints Joseph Makoju Substantive MD/CEO

By Modupe Gbadeyanka

Mr Joseph Oyenani Makoju has been announced as the substantive Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Cement Plc.

Before now, Mr Makoju had been the acting MD/CEO of the Africa’s largest cement producer located in Nigeria.

A statement issued by the firm said his appointment took effect from Friday, April 20, 2018.

Mr Makoju was appointed to the Board of Dangote Cement Plc in 2010 as a Non-Executive Director and on December 22, 2017, he became the acting MD/CEO of the firm.

He holds a B.Sc. and an M.Phil in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nottingham UK.

The new cement chief has worked in several world class corporations including Shell BP, Blue Circle (UK) and WAPCO (now Lafarge Africa), which he led as Managing Director/CEO before taking up the appointment as Managing Director/CEO of National Electric Power Authority (NEPA).

He also served as Special Adviser (Electric power) to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria under two separate administrations.

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