In what is regarded as a major boost to the CSR profile of the leading cement manufacturer, the projects include water, electricity, roads,education and information technology (IT) et.al.It would be recalled that some years ago, instituted scholarships for the indigene of any of the host communities in any higher institution and secondary schools. Over 90people benefited from the scholarships last year.
The management said, on Tuesday,(May 19) that it was self-assured to make life more meaningful to all members of the over 16 communities in the state,bordering the cement plant and that all projects would meet the specific need of each community.
Executive Director, Stakeholder Management and Corporate Communication, Engr. Mansur Ahmed, said that the projects were agreed upon after some consultation with the community’s elders,royal fathers and the youth leaders.
He thanked them for their co-operation with the Dangote Cement management, noting that it had made possible the peace being enjoyed in the host communities Ahmed promised the community leaders that Dangote Cement would continue to be alive to its responsibilities and urged them to come forward to offer useful ideas and advise that could propel the company to do more for them.
Ahmed said some of the projects included: 3 domestic boreholes for Elere, Babalawo and Kajola communities, 10 domestic boreholes for Afami, Ajibawo, Aga-Akinronbi, Aga-Owoyele, Aga-Ashade, AbuleOke, Abule Maria, Ijako-Orile, Wasimi-Imasayi and Balogun,four industrial boreholes for Ibeseand Imasayi, construction of 10 classrooms for Ibese and Construction of another 5 classrooms for Balogun communities.
He listed others as the award of scholarship to 77 beneficiaries between 2013 and 2014 sessions for secondary school pupils, polytechnic and university students, who were native of the host communities. The company is also providing Community Information Technology (IT) Training at Ibese, Aga-Olowo, and Ijako-Orile, where 2 batches of beneficiaries been trained, while the construction of Ibese/Ilaro road, and that of Ibese/Itori road for all the communities were in progress…
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