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NASS, FRSC commend Dangote for CSR, road safety initiatives

Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President of Dangote Group

*Nigeria’s House of Representatives and Federal Road Safety Corps have commended Dangote Coal Mines for adopting beneficial innovations that have positively impacted the rate of auto crashes and human casualties in the country

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

The House of Representatives, in the National Assembly (NASS), Abuja, and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have applauded Dangote Coal Mines Limited for supporting the Federal Government through the company’s multimillion-Naira social welfare schemes.

ConsumerConnect learnt the authorities commended Dangote for adopting innovations that have positively impacted the rate of auto crashes in the country.

Rep. Akinfolarin Samuel, Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on FRSC,

an interaction session involving the host communities of Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State, said the Dangote Group is a big player and significant contributor to the development of the Nigerian economy, agency report said.

Akinfolarin, who affirmed the job-creating strides of the Nigerian conglomerate, noted that there is a need for the company and the host community to always be on the same page with the implementation of the mutually consented Community Development Agreement (CDA).

Likewise, Marshal Kayode Fanola, Deputy Corps Chief and representative of FRSC at the forum, applauded the Dangote Group for introducing measures that have helped to reduce the rate of road accidents in Nigeria.

Fanola said: “I can tell you that we have inspected the facilities at the Dangote Drivers School at Obajana, and they met our standard.”

In his remarks at the session, Mr. Charles Theophilus, a representative of Dangote Transport, acknowledged that the FRSC officials were involved in training the Dangote Drivers.

ConsumerConnect had reported the Dangote Cement Plc, earlier this year, established a well-equipped Drivers School at Obajana, in Kogi State.

Mr. Samuel Ibrahim, a Youth Leader, representing the host community, informed the Federal lawmakers at the session that the company is implementing the CDA signed July 2019.

The Youth Leader disclosed that solar-powered boreholes, bridge and road construction, and the construction of blocks of classrooms and a clinic were some of the projects implemented by the company at the Awo Akpali community.

Alhaji Taslim Jimoh, Leader of the Dangote delegation to the Interactive Session, also told the lawmakers that the Dangote Group is a law-abiding company.

Jimoh stated that the conglomerate had paid compensation, as well as other requirements needed for coal mining in the community.

Mrs. Ebere Okonkwo, Head of Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) at Dangote Cement, said the company was reviewing its recruitment process and certification of drivers in collaboration with FRSC.

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