Africa richest man Dangote interested to invest fertiliser plant in Malawi, says new Nigeria envoy

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote is interested in investing in the agricultural sector by establishing a fertilizer manufacturing company in Malawi, Nigerian High Commissioner Designate, retired Brigadier General Stanley Diriyai, has revealed.

President Peter Mutharika receiving letters of credence from Nigerian High Commissioner to Malawi retired Brigadier General Stanley Diriyai at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on Tuesday..-Photo by Stanely Makuti, Mana

Nigerian High Commissioner to Malawi retired Brigadier General Stanley Diriyai inspecting a guard of honour from the army at Kamuzu Palace in Lilongwe on Tuesday.-Photo by Staely Makuti, Mana

Diriyai disclosed Dangote’s interest on Tuesday after presenting his letters of credence to Malawi’s president Professor Peter Mutharika at the New State House in Lilongwe.

Diriyai told the media after meeting president Mutharika that they discussed a number of bilateral relations including trade aimed at enhancing the bilateral relationship between the two countries for the benefit of the citizenry in both countries.

“We have talked about a number of bilateral issues. As you know our High Commission in Malawi is new. A lot of agreements are being entered into including in the agricultural sector.

“We also talked about migration between the two countries. A lot of Nigerians are interested in coming to Malawi, but Visa processing procedures somehow affect that. In Nigeria now Visas can be processed on arrival, we hope Malawi will also look into that,” explained Diriyai.

Dangote has business interests in oil, sugar and cement manufacturing in a number of countries in Africa among others.

Establishing a fertilizer manufacturing company in Malawi would be a huge boost to the agricultural sector in the country where farm inputs are beyond the reach of many Malawians.

Nigeria and Malawi have had diplomatic relations since 1964, but only opened a High Commissioner’s office in the country Malawi in September, 2012.

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This issue is not for discussion. He is welcome to invest in Malawi. We need home made fertiliser, so that we can get away from imported FISD subsidised stuff.

We call ourselves an agricultural country but have no fertiliser plant, what a joke? I have seen what Dangote has done to the cement industry in Zambia, quite commendable. You are welcome, and please also invest in our cement, electricity and food processing industries like flour milling.


BEWARE of Nigerians… Guys nigerians have tarnished the image of Africa.. where Im staying now when ever black man meet authorities they think u are from… nigeria unless u prove urself . Even landlords are not willing to offer their apartments to black pple coz of What Nigerians are doing.. So my country beware..


Hahahahaha Nigerians? haaahaa a country blessed with fake pastors and thieving prophets…Nigeria ? No, please, tell us something else. These bokohalaam members are so intorelant of others. I once watched their movie, boy! they are too loud! every word is a mouthful word to them! even a simple word like ask …to them its aks ! hahahahahaha these guy irritate. And they are noisy! two of them whispering its like a dozen fighting. Let them stay in their country which is hugely divided along tribal lines.


mamalwi is a shithole with smelling pigs, i wonder what dangote is doing in that shithole country, he should not go there at all, pig smelling people are all over shithole malawi.


Foolish man, I suppose you don’t know the place of Nigeria in Africa. Hatred will surely kill you. Nothing substantial to talk of other than hate. Malawi? Better an asshole. When has a butterfly become bird?


Yah Gobachov tell the fool!!!!!

Philemon Azuka

You are so naive. And depravity has has taken over you.
I wonder what Dangote is going there when there are unemployed Nigerians here.


Beware of these Nigerians who are only interested to come here to fraudulently acquire a Malawi passport and commit crimes in other parts of the world. Unfortunately, some unpatriotic and corrupt minded country men are so eager to aid these Nigerian thugs so long as they are palm oiled. Get ready to witness more sophisticated antics of fraud, money laundering, human trafficking, sorcery, Satanism and empty music invading mother Malawi.

Michail Gobachov

Poor mentality! Who perpetrated cash gate in Malawi? Nigerians? Who afflicted poor education standards in Malawi? Nigerians? Who afflicted poverty in Malawi? Nigerians? Infact there is no country without criminals and thieves.


nigerian want malawi passport??? lol that is the funniest joke i have ever heard. malawi is a shithole, no one wants to come to your shithole

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