Rising cement costs hamper Nigeria’s building developers
18 May 2021 | 6:24 am
Nigerian businesses say the cost of construction has soared due to rising cement prices. Lawmakers have criticised the dominance of three large firms in the country's cement industry amid price rises they said impedes construction that is critical to economic recovery. They have called for looser licensing rules to attract new entrants.
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