Ogun lauds Dangote Cement for N4b CSR projects in host communities
Dangote Cement Plc, Ibese, disclosed at the weekend that the firm has spent about N4.1 billion on infrastructural projects as Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for its 14 host communities in Yewa land of Ogun State at the inauguration of the 2020 Acu-therapy training for youths in the area.
Acknowledging this gesture, the Ogun State Government, through the Commissioner for Youths and Sports, Dr. Oluwadare Kehinde, commended the company for providing social service to the people.
The Plant Director of the company, Mr. Azad Nawabuddin, said the firm was willing to spend much more because the company owed its continuous operation to the peaceful conduct of the community.
The Dangote Cement boss explained that training was part of its Host Community Youths Skills Acquisition and Empowerment Programme.
He said the management of the company believed that education is power, the reason the company had consistently invested in the training of the youth so that they could be self-reliant.
In his remark, the Commissioner of Youths and Sports, Dr. Oluwadare Kehinde, commended the management of Dangote Cement for putting together the training. He said the state was delighted about Dangote Industries Limited’s efforts to create shared value among all residents of the country irrespective of tribe, religion and political affiliations.
Speaking on behalf of the traditional rulers in Yewa communities, the Olu of Ilaro and paramount ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, described Dangote Cement Plc as a responsible corporate organisation in the entire Yewaland as the cement firm was doing a lot to better the lives of not only the indigenes of Yewaland, but also all the residents of the state.
The monarch, who was represented by Chief Ebenezer Babajide, Seriki Iluata, Ilaro-Yewa, assured Dangote Industries Limited of continued support for all the traditional rulers and chiefs, as well as residents.