Indigenes of the host communities to the Dangote Cement Plc, in Ibese, Yewa and Ewekoro in Ogun state are in for better times as the cement company has announced the inauguration of some 19 different Corporate Social Service projects for the communities.
In what is regarded as a major boost to the CSR profile of the leading cement manufacturers, the projects covered various social sectors, including water, education, electricity, roads, IT etc.
It would be recalled that the company had some years ago instituted scholarships for the indigenes of any of the host communities in any higher institution and secondary schools. Over 90 of them has since benefitted from the scholarships last year.
The management said yesterday that it was poised to making life more meaningful to all members of the over 16 communities bordering the cement plant and that all projects would be ensure meets the specific need of each community. Executive Director, Stakeholder Management and Corporate Communication, Engr. Mansur Ahmed explained that the projects were agreed upon after a careful deliberation and discussion with the community Obas, Chiefs and the youth leaders so that the project could be relevant to their needs.
He thanked the Obas and other community leaders for their cooperation with the Dangote cement management noting that it was as a result of the collaboration that made possible the peace and tranquility being enjoyed in the host communities Engr. Ahmed promised the community leaders that Dangote Cement would continue to be alive to its Corporate Social Responsibilities and urged them to come forward to offer useful ideas and advises that could propel the company to do more for the development of the communities.
He highlighted some of the projects to included: Three domestic boreholes for Elere, Babalawo and Kajola Communities; 10 domestic boreholes for Afami, Ajibawo, Aga-Akinronbi, Aga-Owoyele, Aga-Ashade, Abule Oke, Abule Maria, Ijako-Orile, Wasimi-Imasayi and Balogun; 4 Industrial boreholes for Ibese (2) and Imasayi (2); Construction of 10 classrooms for Ibese and Construction of another 5 classrooms for Balogun communities. He listed others as the