….Delivers new CSR projects in Kogi
Africa’s top philanthropist Aliko Dangote walked off yet another royal accolades for his business acumen and efforts to bring all Nigerians together.
This endorsement came from a Monarch in Kogi State, HRH the Baalo of Oyo, Oba Solomon Obahawu during the Foundation Laying Ceremony for the construction of a secondary school and the debut of a newly dug borehole by Dangote Cement Plc.
The Octogenarian said he has observed that Mr. Dangote has been uniting Nigerians by ensuring that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed in his businesses.
He said the Obajana communities are the biggest beneficiaries of Mr. Dangote detribalized attributes.
“Every ethnic group in Nigeria is represented here in our communities. So the company is bringing all Nigerians together,” he said.
Due to his philanthropic and entrepreneurial endeavors across all of Nigeria, in his opinion, Mr. Dangote deserves to be hailed as the Father of Nigerian Unity.
The paramount ruler expressed appreciation for opening up his communities to the world.
“We want to thank Alhaji Aliko Dangote who has been using his business ideas to unite Nigerians. We thank him for the groundbreaking ceremony for this secondary school and for the completion of this borehole,” the paramount ruler said.
In his reaction, Dangote Cement Plant Director Mr. JV Gungune, who was represented by the Senior General Manager, Production, Engr. John Gwong, said Dangote takes its relationship with host communities very seriously, promising that there are more CSR projects in the pipeline.
Speaking earlier, General Manager, Community Relations and Special Duties,Mr Ademola Adeyemi said the communities have been very supportive, and that the projects are captured in the extant Community Development Agreement (CDA).
Speaking, Federal Mines Environmental Compliance Officer of the Ministry of Mines and Steel Development, Engr. Ezekiel Olufemi Olaitan told newsmen that the Dangote Cement Plc is one of the most socially responsibly companies in Nigeria, adding that it is complying strictly with the CDA.
He said the Ministry who supervises the implementation of the CDA is satisfied with the performance of the Dangote Cement Plc.
In her reaction, Director, Geological Service, Kogi State Ministry of Solid Minerals and Natural Resources, Mrs Onimode Atinuke Olaitan, said State Ministry is happy that the company is fulfilling its agreement with the communities.
Oyo Community Chairman Prince Michael Solomon said Mr. Dangote is highly appreciated, while referring to him as “our Messiah who has intervened in all facets of their lives.”
He thanked the management and the government’s representatives for all their support.