Empowerment: 30 Host Community Youths Graduate from Dangote Electrical Training Programme … Ibese Plant donates solar-powered Borehole

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General Manager, Human Assets Managemnet/Admin, Alh. Abu Sufyan (left) exchanging pleasantries with the Baale of Abule Oke, Chief Ramon Akinsanya at the Commissioning and Handover ceremony of a Solar Powered Borehole donated by Dangote Cement to Abule Oke community to the admiration of HRM Oba Lukmon Kuoye, Olu of Imasayi (2nd left) and Plant Director, Dangote Cement Plant Ibese, Mr. Azad Nawabuddin (2ND right).


General Manager, Human Assets Managemnet/Admin, Alh. Abu Sufyan (left) exchanging pleasantries with the Baale of Abule Oke, Chief Ramon Akinsanya at the Commissioning and Handover ceremony of a Solar Powered Borehole donated by Dangote Cement to Abule Oke community to the admiration of HRM Oba Lukmon Kuoye, Olu of Imasayi (2nd left) and Plant Director, Dangote Cement Plant Ibese, Mr. Azad Nawabuddin (2ND right).

No fewer than 30 youths from communities around Ibese in Ogun State have graduated from a training programme put together by Dangote Cement Plc, Ibese Plant as a way of transforming society and providing employment opportunities for the youths.

The empowerment programme which afforded the youths the opportunity to be trained on domestic electrical installation, wiring and maintenance is aimed at accelerating social and economic development of host communities and in line with the United Nation Sustainable Development Goal.

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In the same vein, the Cement plant commissioned a solar-powered Borehole in Abule Oke in Yewa North Local Government, Ogun State in fulfilment of its promises made to the communities during its Community Day celebration last December.

 

The youths were also presented with start-up tools for immediate commencement of their vocation after the training which was put in place by the Ibese Plant in partnership with Industrial Training Fund (ITF).

 

Addressing the beneficiaries at the closing ceremony of the programme, the Dangote Cement, Ibese Plant Director, Mr. Azad Nawabuddin, described the empowerment initiative as a demonstration of the Company’s commitment to the continued socio-economic development of the host communities in line with the Community Development Agreement signed in 2022.

 

According to him, the Company’s social development strategy “does not support giving people fish to eat but focuses on teaching people how to fish saying the Company was being proactive by engaging the communities members, especially the  youths  with so much energy and vigour.  “Rather we empower them to be self-sufficient and self-reliant”.

survival of humans and advised the community to make good use of the borehole facility and put up a framework to ensure its security, maintenance and sustenance as their equity contribution to the project.

 

The Olu of Imasayi commended the Management of Dangote Cement for “being the transformer illuminating the entire Yewaland’’, while acknowledging the commitment of the Company to improving the standard of living of people in its host communities. He charged the people of Abule Oke to ensure that the borehole facility is sustained such that coming generations can benefit from the project, as only the judicious use of the facility can encourage the Company to invest more in infrastructural developments in the community.

 

The people of Abule Oke were full of gratitude to the Company for the provision of the water facility, as expressed by the youth leader, Mr. Rafiu Akinola who declared that the intervention was timely and value adding, especially considering the fact that it is powered by Solar thus saving the community of the cost of fueling and maintenance of generator.

 





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