Dangote Cement Plc Empowers 30 Youths from Host Communities with Electrical Training Expertise

Dangote Cement Plc, Ibese Plant recently concluded an empowerment program which trained no less than 30 youths from communities around Ibese in Ogun State. The program focused on domestic electrical installation, wiring, and maintenance, and was designed to transform society and create employment opportunities for the youths in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal.

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As part of the company’s commitment to the social and economic development of host communities, Dangote Cement also commissioned a solar-powered borehole in Abule Oke in Yewa North Local Government, Ogun State. The commissioning fulfilled promises made by the company during its Community Day celebration in December.

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The program was a partnership between Ibese Plant and the Industrial Training Fund (ITF), and the beneficiaries were presented with start-up tools to commence their vocation immediately after the training. The Director of Dangote Cement, Ibese Plant, Mr. Azad Nawabuddin, described the initiative as a demonstration of the company’s commitment to the socio-economic development of the host communities, in line with the Community Development Agreement signed in 2022.

Mr. Azad emphasized that the company’s social development strategy focuses on empowering people to be self-sufficient and self-reliant, rather than just providing them with immediate assistance. He commended the beneficiaries for their determination and urged them to apply the technical and entrepreneurial knowledge garnered during the training to build sustainable businesses.

The Deputy Area Manager of Industrial Training Fund Abeokuta Area Office, Mrs. Funmi Coker, commended Dangote Cement Plc Ibese Plant for devoting resources to developing the capacity of youths in relevant trade areas. She urged other corporate bodies to follow suit.

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The company also handed over a solar-powered borehole to the people of Abule-Oke, a host community. The Plant Director, Mr. Azad Nawabuddin, emphasized the essentiality of water to human survival and advised the community to make good use of the borehole facility, while the Olu of Imasayi commended the company for its commitment to improving the standard of living of people in its host communities.


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