We’re changing Nigeria from import oriented country – Alok Gupta, CEO, African Industries Group


Alok Gupta is the Group Managing Director, African Industries Group. In this interview, he discusses the challenges of exporting steel from Nigeria and a variety of issues affecting the steel industry in Nigeria.


By Franklin Alli

How long have you been operating in Nigeria and how much you have invested in the economy?

African Industries Group has been in the country for 46years, since 1971; From a humble beginning in 1971 as a small unit in Nigeria, we have diversified into as a manufacturing conglomerate producing and dealing in wide varying items like steel and steel products, power generation, glass, chemicals and industrial Raw materials, light engineering goods, plywood and other building and construction materials.

Alok Gupta

Our 15 manufacturing plants located in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja, Agbara and Ogijo in Ogun state provides direct employment to 8,000 persons…

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