Relief came to some communities in Kogi State as the Transport Division of the Dangote Cement Plc rolled out a plethora of community intervention schemes, worth multiple billions of Naira to mark its ‘Sustainability Function’ for 2021.
Recall Dangote Cement had doled out billions of naira in its ‘highly structured’ community relations schemes over the years, one of which is the multibillion naira Obajana-Kabba road, adjudged to be Nigeria’s longest concrete road project, which was completed this year.
Also, the Transport Division of the company has customized Water Tanker Distribution Scheme that further supports water supply to the communities.
Speaking during the weekend, at the commissioning of the 16,000 litres capacity borehole donated to the Oyo Iwa mining community, National Director of Logistics, Dangote Cement Plc, Mr. Carlos Rincon, said the President of the Dangote Group Alhaji Aliko Dangote is passionate about philanthropic works, and as well appreciative of the peaceful and robust relationship between the company, the state and the communities.
Rincon, represented at the event by Mr. Raymond Osibeme said the Sustainability Week offers a rare opportunity for an interface between the company and communities.
“We are rehabilitating Ejire Road in Obajana Community to make that road accessible to users and thereby improving the livelihood of residents,” he stated.
Similarly, Sustainability Lead, Mr. James Idiege David of the Transport Division section assured that the company would not rest on its oars.
In the same vein, Head of Safety and Sustainability, Mr. Albert Moore of the Sustainability Unit said the Transport section has a whole lots of support programmes lined up for its yearly Sustainability Function.
Not left out, the Baloo of Oyo Iwa, Oba Solomon Obahawu commended Alhaji Aliko Dangote for his philanthropic spirit, saying the company has supported them in multiple ways.
The traditional leader said jobs have been created, roads are being constructed, electricity and water have also been provided by the company.