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  gt The Dangote Cement Plc Obajana Plant and two mining communities on Thursday sealed a renewed development pact as part its intervention schemes in Kogi The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the five year pact entered into at the Plant s premises has been described as a milestone capable of transforming the economy of Kogi and Nigeria in general The mining communities whose representatives jointly assented to the Community Development Agreement CDA pact are Oyo and Iwaa both in Kogi They all agreed that the pact would open doors for more job opportunities for locals and bring about rapid social and economic transformation of their communities Minister of Mines and Steel Development Olamilekan Adegbite who witnessed the signing of the agreement said the Federal Government was glad that Dangote Cement Plc had finally fulfilled its obligations to the host communities Adegbite explained the CDA is in line with the 2007 Mineral and Mining Act of the nation Represented by the Ministry s Chief Geologist Mr Ntuimbe Etta the minister assured the APC led administration will continue to facilitate a peaceful atmosphere between the company and its host communities The Dangote Cement Plant Director Mr J V Gungune said the massive support for the communities envisaged in the new CDA was in alignment with the company s vision and mission of supporting its host communities Gungune said This five year agreement will be implemented between 2022 and 2026 devoid of any failure Our Group President Alhaji Aliko Dangote is very appreciative and proud of the support from all the communities including the plant communities of Obajana and Apata The content of the CDA will be implemented under the supervision of the mutually agreed Community Development Monitoring Committee Also Senior General Manager and Head of Environment and Community Affair of the company Tukur Lawal said Dangote Cement plc is a socially responsible organisation According to him the company will continue to touch lives through the provision of basic infrastructure especially to host communities Lawal described the two mining communities as very peaceful supportive and business friendly He noted that the presence of the company had indeed brought about urbanisation and development to the communities Only recently the company completed the country s longest concrete road between Obajana and Kabba It s also worthy of note that our Dangote Cement Plc s annual tax remittances to the government hovers above N100 billion he further disclosed The traditional ruler of Iwaa Oba Francis Migbole in his response described the President of the Dangote Group Alhaji Aliko Dangote as a God send to his community whose joy knew no bound He recalled that in 2021 the company completed a multi million Naira health facility for Iwaa mining community Also the ruler of Oyo Oba Solomon Obahawu described the company as a blessing to his people and the generations yet unborn The traditional ruler said that his community would do everything possible to continue to support the company so that it could enjoy a smooth operational turf The Baloo who spoke through his aide Mr David Oloruntoba said that the Dangote Cement Plc had rescued his subjects from poverty and suffering In her goodwill message Director Mineral and Ecological Services Kogi Mrs Atinuke Onimode commended the company for living up to its social responsibility to the host communities and rescuing them from poverty NAN reports that some of the areas of support itemised in the five year Community Development Agreement include road infrastructure education and scholarship health micro credit and enterprise development Others are employment vocational training award of contracts and the provision of start up capital to businesswomen and youths among others NewsSourceCredit NAN
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Dangote Cement Plc

The Dangote Cement Plc, Obajana Plant, and two mining communities on Thursday sealed a renewed development pact as part its intervention schemes in Kogi.

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News Agency

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the five-year pact entered into at the Plant’s premises, has been described as a “milestone” capable of transforming the economy of Kogi and Nigeria in general.

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Community Development Agreement

The mining communities, whose representatives jointly assented to the Community Development Agreement (CDA) pact are Oyo and Iwaa both in Kogi.

They all agreed that the pact would open doors for more job opportunities for locals and bring about rapid social and economic transformation of their communities.

Minister of Mines and Steel Development Olamilekan Adegbite

Minister of Mines and Steel Development Olamilekan Adegbite, who witnessed the signing of the agreement, said the Federal Government was glad that Dangote Cement Plc had finally fulfilled its obligations to the host communities.

Mineral and Mining Act

Adegbite explained “the CDA is in line with the 2007 Mineral and Mining Act of the nation”.

Chief Geologist

Represented by the Ministry’s Chief Geologist, Mr Ntuimbe Etta, the minister assured, “the APC led administration will continue to facilitate a peaceful atmosphere between the company and its host communities”.

Dangote Cement Plant Director

The Dangote Cement Plant Director, Mr. J.V. Gungune, said the massive support for the communities envisaged in the new CDA was in alignment with the company’s vision and mission of supporting its host communities.

Gungune said: “This five-year agreement will be implemented between 2022 and 2026 devoid of any failure.

Our Group President

“Our Group President, Alhaji Aliko Dangote is very appreciative and proud of the support from all the communities, including the plant communities of Obajana and Apata.

Community Development Monitoring Committee

“The content of the CDA will be implemented under the supervision of the mutually agreed Community Development Monitoring Committee.”

Senior General Manager and Head of Environment and Community Affair

Also, Senior General Manager and Head of Environment and Community Affair of the company,  Tukur Lawal, said “Dangote Cement plc is a socially responsible organisation.”

According to him, the company will continue to touch lives through the provision of basic infrastructure, especially to host communities.

Lawal described the two mining communities as “very peaceful, supportive, and business-friendly.”

He noted that the presence of the company had indeed brought about urbanisation and development to the communities.

Obajana and Kabba

“Only recently, the company completed the country’s longest concrete road between Obajana and Kabba.

“It’s also worthy of note that our (Dangote Cement Plc’s) annual tax remittances to the government hovers above N100 billion,” he further disclosed

Oba Francis

The traditional ruler of Iwaa, Oba Francis  Migbole, in his response, described the President of the Dangote Group Alhaji Aliko Dangote, as a “God send” to his community, whose joy knew no bound.

He recalled that in 2021, the company completed a multi-million Naira health facility for Iwaa mining community.

Oba Solomon Obahawu

Also, the ruler of Oyo, Oba Solomon Obahawu, described the company as a blessing to his people and the generations yet unborn.

The traditional ruler said that his community would do everything possible to continue to support the company so that it could enjoy a smooth operational turf.

David Oloruntoba

The Baloo who spoke through his aide, Mr. David Oloruntoba, said that the Dangote Cement Plc had rescued his subjects from poverty and suffering.

Mineral and Ecological Services

In her goodwill message, Director, Mineral and Ecological Services, Kogi, Mrs Atinuke Onimode, commended the company for living up to its social responsibility to the host communities and rescuing them from poverty.

Community Development Agreement

NAN reports that some of the areas of support itemised in the five-year Community Development Agreement include road infrastructure, education and scholarship, health, micro-credit and enterprise development.

Others are employment, vocational training, award of contracts, and the provision of start-up capital to businesswomen and youths among others.

NewsSourceCredit: NAN

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