Face2Face Africa

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote has employed iris technology to check the time and attendance of over 30,000 cement division employees at his Dangote Cement factories in five countries in the continent.

One of the largest industrial conglomerates in Africa, the Dangote Group chose iris recognition to enroll and authenticate employees in Nigeria, Ethiopia, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Congo.

According to Group Chief Information Officer, Prasanna Kumar Burri, the conglomerate had challenges using traditional time clocks and fingerprint ID systems that were slow and not accurate. They later chose the iris recognition biometric solution and installed the first system at the Dangote cement plant in Ethiopia in 2018.

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