Dangote Cement Plc is widely known for its dedication in the Corporate Social Responsibility tasks for its host communities.
The Ibese plant, has taken its social efficiency initiative a notch upper with the release of multi-million Naira Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives for its host communities.
During the development tagged ‘2022 Host Community Day’, the corporate unveiled quite a lot of empowerment programmes in talent acquisition, scholarship, farming tactics coaching in addition to empowerment of inclined girls in its 17 host communities.
Amid pomp and pageantry, greater than 120 scholars from number one college to better establishments filed out to obtain their scholarship cheques, whilst 50 inclined girls amongst them widows went house with grinding machines to reinforce their family source of revenue.
Dangote Cement Ibese Plant similarly introduced its maiden factor of Community Newsletter as a part of measures to intimate the folk of the host communities anywhere they’re on tendencies so far as social efficiency report in host communities is anxious.
The conventional rulers of the host communities that graced the instance had been stuffed with praises to the control of Dangote Cement as they joined in the disclosing of a few initiatives already finished for using the folk.
In the similar vein, no fewer than 60 farmers had been introduced to the target market as having been skilled in the yr on Good Agricultural Practices for Maize Production in an try to spice up agricultural manufacturing whilst some other 30 youths are lately present process coaching on Domestic Electrification and Installation.
Speaking at the instance, the Dangote Cement Ibese Plant director, Mr. Azad Nawabuddin described the development as an indication of the Company’s dedication to steady growth of the connection between Ibese Plant and its host communities.
He said that it’s been a milestone in over 10 years of life of Ibese plant, with the cardinal function of celebrating and appreciating our number one stakeholders for granting us the social license to perform in a sustainable way, whilst additionally taking inventory of our imprints inside the calendar yr.
“I make bold to say that Dangote Cement Plant Ibese has been able to weather the challenges of year 2022 because of the collaboration and understanding enjoyed from our stakeholders. The socio-economic challenges bedeviling businesses across the globe and in Nigeria notwithstanding, I am delighted to state that we have stepped up our Social Performance as a Plant in 2022, in pursuit of our vision to be a world class enterprise that is passionate about the standard of living of the people,” he said
The Ibese plant boss recalled “earlier in the year, we were able to renew our social contract with the host communities by signing a five-year Community Development Agreement (CDA), following extensive engagements and concessions with a wide spectrum of our community stakeholders. The new CDA provided an opportunity to review and improve our social performance approach in line with the Group and Global Standards, and to introduce new programmes, while also enhancing the existing ones.”
While expressing appreciation to the group leaders, representatives and contributors who labored assiduously in reaching the feat, Nawabuddin confident of his control’s dedication to holding to its phrases of the settlement.
According to him, this yr, we launched into a complete of 21 social funding initiatives around the 17 host communities, in line with the thematic focal point of DCP’s social investments; Education, Health, Infrastructure and Empowerment, and we now have up to now recorded exceptional growth in their implementations.
“As at nowadays, we now have finished the 435m township street at Aga Olowo, a block of 5 school rooms at First African Church Mission School at Balogun, a block of 5 school rooms at United African Methodist Church School at Ibese, a block of 5 school rooms at United Anglican Primary School at Ibese, Lecture Theatre at School of Nursing at Ilaro, Solar Powered Borehole at Wasimi Imasayi, Health Centre at Iboro, and set up of LT Poles and Conductors at Kajola and Babalawo communities.
“The remainder of the infrastructure and electric initiatives are at advance levels and might be achieved in due direction. There might be symbolic commissioning and turning in of the finished initiatives at this tournament.
“Also, the collection of beneficiaries of the once a year Scholarship Award to good and indigent scholars, which commenced in the 2012/2013 consultation, has vastly larger from 28 scholars to 120 scholars with 103 in the tertiary establishments and 17 in secondary colleges. It is our hope that this reinforce would now not most effective proceed to enrich the hassle of Government in the training sector, but additionally function succor to the fogeys of the beneficiaries.
“Let me additionally position on report that up to now, the Plant has given out 870 scholarship awards as a method of contributing to the capability construction of our other people. Youths, Women and Farmers don’t seem to be not noted of this yr’s group construction tasks. Thirty youths are lately being skilled on Domestic Electrification and Installation by means of our enforcing spouse, Industrial Training Fund. All the trainees will obtain their starter packs upon the of entirety of the intensive and sensible coaching in January 2023, to permit them put the educational into productive use.
“You will all consider me that pepper grinding is an very important provider most often supplied by means of girls in all our communities.
why nowadays we’re empowering, 50 inclined girls throughout your communities thru provision of Pepper Grinding Machines, which can straight away spur them into entrepreneurship as trade house owners.”
Nawaduddin defined that the 60 farmers being skilled on Good Agricultural Practices for Maize Production is to introduce the farmers to fashionable agriculture tactics and leading edge era in farming following which they had been supported thru land clearing, seedlings, herbicides and fertilizer provision for maize planting on a hectare of land each and every.
He mentioned some other innovation being introduced into the plant’s Social Performance Operations, is the release of an annual Community Newsletter to offer account of our stewardship in this important house of our trade and exhibit folks targeted actions of our Plant to the pleasure of our other people.
Speaking additionally, the Aboro of Ibeseland, Oba Rotimi Oluwaseyi Mulero thanked the control of Dangote Cement, Ibese Plant for his or her unrelenting efforts at impacting their host communities definitely describing the social efficiency profile of the corporate as very spectacular.
He defined that with what Dangote Cement has been doing for the folk, it behooves at the group leaders and the entire citizens to reciprocate and make sure peace reigns for the great of all in order that the corporate can do extra.
Much as the folk and group leaders are lauding the corporate for the enormous strides in the host communities, Mulero mentioned “I’m additionally enjoining them now not relaxation on their oars. As Oliver twist, we’re nonetheless soliciting for extra as a result of a lot of these initiatives can by no means be an excessive amount of for the folk.
“Dangote Cement has done excellently well, are we to talk about the grinding machine to the vulnerable women, the youth empowerment or the farmers training for better yields, these are programmes that really touch on the economic wellbeing of our people and we are grateful for these.”
In his personal remark, Oba Kayode Kusoro, the Olu of Aga Olowo described the Community Day as a just right one because it gives the folk of bonding along side the Dangote Cement Ibese control and examine notes at the adventure up to now.
According to him, the presence of Dangote Cement in the Yewa North native govt house of Ogun state has marked out the world as an commercial hub as a result of by means of distinctive feature of the presence, different ancillary companies are actually bobbing up.
Dangote Cement is Africa’s main cement manufacturer with just about 48.6Mta capability throughout Africa. A completely built-in quarry-to-buyer manufacturer, the corporate has a manufacturing capability of 32.25Mta in its house marketplace, Nigeria.