Dangote Cement Plc, Ibese Plant in Ogun State has announced a multi-million naira scholarship awards for secondary school and higher institution students from its 14 host communities
The communities were sent into celebration mood at the weekend when the company presented cheques to 49 students of higher institutions and secondary school, in what is now a yearly activity.
A monarch in the area, the Olu of Imasayi, Oba Gbadebo Adesola Oni, hailed the company for the gesture, which, he said, has been running for some years since Dangote started production in Ibese land.
He stated that the communities’ leaders appreciated that there have always been an improvement in the number of the benefitting community members.
The monarch urged the company not to rest on its oars.
The Oba Oni saluted the business acumen of the company’s chairman, Alhaji Aliko Dangote.
He said: “Dangote is a man who loves the development of the people and the Nigerian society. His many investments have been helping the people and the Nigerian society.
The Olu of Imasayi added that since Dangote Cement was assisting its host communities, he could only pray for peace to continue to reign in the area so that the company would continue to thrive.
The Acting Plant Director, Louis Raj, described the scholarship as an annual ritual for the company all in the efforts at contributing to the educational development of the people and the host communities.
He said it was all part of the company’s CSR plan to impact positively on the lives of the people and the community within which it operates and that is what has made the CSR profile of the company to be very robust.
The company’s Community Relations Officer, Joseph Alabi, highlighted the procedure and criteria for the scholarship award, saying the candidates were recommended by the communities only.
Source: The Nation