How Dangote staff uplifted host communities
surpassed all of our expectations and we are committed to doing more.”
In Gboko, Benue State, staff initiated a road rehabilitation which had long been in disrepair. At Obajana, Kogi State, the company rehabilitated and donated clinical equipment to the Obajana Community Clinic while the sustainability term at Ibese engaged in the donation of cash and equipment to enterprising women in the agrarian host community of Ajibawo, 3km away from the Ibese Cement Plant.
Employees and Management also embarked on a tree planting programme in Obajana Community near the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Secondary school and a clinic rehabilitation programme, which involved an extensive internal and external clean-up including the repair of leaking roofs and non-functional toilets.
They revived all electrical fittings and wiring, replaced the nonfunctional generator set, painted the building and provided useful clinical equipment.
The Oba of Obajana, Dr. Idowu Isenibi, who graced the handover of the rehabilitated facility, appreciated the steps initiated by Dangote employees and management, which will benefit the community most especially women and children.
Oba Isenibi expressed appreciation to the company and urged Dangote Cement to undertake more such community-needs driven projects.
The team spirit was boosted at the Ajibawo community in Ibese, Ogun State, when Ms Mariam Aliko Dangote visited in person during the Sustainability Week, in alignment with the United Nation Global Day of Action.
In response to the 2018 Ibese Cement Plant Employees Sustainability Initiatives for the Week, fully supported by top management, Martinez and Padayachee, Ajibawo community expressed their satisfaction and appreciation to Dangote Industries Limited for various donations.
There were free medical health checks organised for the host community and provided by Novia Hospital, a supplier to Ibese Cement Plant while locally-made cassava frying pots were donated to women as part of a wider economic empowerment programme. Cash donations were given to several enterprising women within the community to aid local farming activities.
The Dangote Initiative to involve employees and communities in its Sustainability journey marks the beginnings of an increasingly stakeholder-oriented approach to enable sustainable local economies in the future.