Dangote Cement invests N4bn on CSR projects in host communities
Dangote Cement plc, Ibese, says it has committed about N4.1billion into various infrastructural projects as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for its 14 host communities in Yewa land in Ogun State.
The company has also flagged off the 2020 acutherapy training for youths in the area, attracting commendation from Oluwadare Kehinde, the Ogun State Commissioner for youths and sports, who lauded the company for living up to its billing in the provision of social service to the people.
Speaking during the flag-off of the training in Ibese, weekend, the plant director of Dangote Cement, Azad Nawabuddin said the company was willing to spend even more because it owed its continuous operation to the peace in the community.
Nawabuddin explained that training was part of the company’s host community skills acquisition and empowerment programme, for which the company is irrevocably committed.
He said the management believed education was power and has consistently invested in the training of the youths to become self-reliant.
Nawabuddin said, “education is power, skill is power, Dangote Cement places a premium on education and skills acquisition that is why we are encouraging our people to be educated.”
He explained that the acutherapy training would last for two months and urged the beneficiaries to make the most of it as the training offers them a means of livelihood.
Giving the profile of the CSR of Dangote Cement Ibese, head of external relations, Joseph Alabi disclosed that since the inception of Dangote Cement in Ibese the last eight years, the company has executed capital projects to the tune of N4.381 billion
He said the last eight years of creation in Ogun State has focused on construction and repairs of roads, the building of blocks of classrooms, construction and repairs of healthcare facilities, provision of boreholes, provision of electricity transformers, among others.
He itemised the projects as 40 classrooms, 3 health centres, 22 boreholes and 3 transformers totalling ₦4.1 billion. According to him, various on-going projects include 18 classrooms, 4 roads, 1 borehole, 1 health centre, and 5 transformers estimated at N278 million.