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Otedola Purchases Dangote Cement Shares As Market Capital Hits N9tn

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Billionaire investor and chairman of Geregu Power, Femi Otedola has bought an undisclosed number of shares in Dangote cement.


A source confirmed the development to The Cable on Friday.

Dangote Cement is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited, the conglomerate largely owned by Africa’s richest person, Aliko Dangote.

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It was gathered that between Monday to Friday, Dangote Cement’s share price skyrocketed by 53.9 percent, compared to a year-to-date appreciation of 68.42 percent.

The share value rose from N350 per unit to N538.8 within a week, on the back of increased demand for the company’s shares.

This development was seen in the number of shares traded by investors this week.




The volume of shares has risen from 272,692 as of January 12, to about 1.29 million as of Friday.

In response to the bullish run, Dangote Cement’s market capitalisation increased by N3.21 trillion within five days, from N5.96 trillion on January 12, to N9.18 trillion, the highest stock market valuation.




Otedola is a major shareholder in Geregu Power, whose market value currently stands at N1.17 trillion.




In October 2021, he acquired significant shares in FBN Holdings, via a series of off-market trades to become the biggest shareholder of the financial services group.