Dangote Up-Skills Host Communities in Sustainability Campaign

Dangote Up-Skills Host Communities in Sustainability Campaign

Kola Oyelere Kano

The Sustainability team of the Dangote Cement Plc, Obajana plant, headed by Dr Eseosa Ighile in its efforts to assist students in their studies,has embarked on training of secondary students from catchment areas on practical skills.

Making this known recently ,Dr..Eseosa Ighile, Sustainability Lead at the Obajana Plant, said this year’s Sustainability programme, themed “Sustainable Production and Consumption – The Dangote Way” was very .
According to him ” Skills  Development Workshop, Sustainability Awareness Campaign and Corporate Philanthropy were some of the high points of the weeklong Sustainability programme at the Obajana Plant of the Dangote Cement Plc.

The company has also aligned its Sustainability Framework to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of its drive to mitigate environmental and social challenges in Nigeria.he said

His words ” We have executed various programs during Sustainability Week aligning with the SDGs, which included a Sustainability Awareness Campaign on conserving available resources, reducing waste and promoting sustainable living practices.

She also disclosed that ” We also embarked on a Community Waste Clean-Up Exercise, successfully clearing waste dumps around the Obajana community. Similarly, we organised a Skills Development Workshop for secondary school students from catchment communities, with the theme “waste to wealth,”

Commenting on skill development, Dr. Ighiles said that students who were drawn from host communities learned skills to convert plastic waste into crafts and make healthy drinks to sustain their daily needs.

Our message is simple – sustainable living is not just a responsibility but a source of pride. By making sustainable choices in our daily lives, we can collectively create a brighter, greener, and more prosperous future for everyone.
 We encourage every Nigerian to embrace sustainability for the well-being of our community, nation and generations,” she said.
Learning materials were shared in schools as part of community development projects, which aligns with SDG 4 on Quality Education.she said

Some of the environmental achievements include cleaner surroundings after our community clean-up, a deeper understanding of biodiversity at the company’s mining sites, and a focus on sustainable consumption and waste reduction.

Some members of the communities,who spoke on the occasion, described the Sustainability programme of the company as very impactful, saying the company is positively changing the physical and the social landscape of host communities.

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