Dangote Cement Plc’s Obajana Plant in Kogi State has initiated a technical skills training program for youth at the Dangote Cement Transport technical units in Obajana. This effort is part of the company’s commitment to its corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.
According to Leadership, selected participants from the communities of Oyo, Iwaa, Apata, and Obajana, where the training is being conducted, are benefiting from this initiative. The program aims to empower youth by enhancing their entrepreneurial skills, as emphasized by Gungune, the Director of Dangote Cement JV.
The training is open to both male and female trainees who have recently completed their secondary education. The General Manager of Community Affairs /Special Duties, Mr. Ademola Adeyemi, highlighted that the trainees are receiving monthly stipends throughout the duration of the training.
During the program’s inauguration, Adeyemi mentioned, “When completed, the youth will add great value to their communities, Kogi State, and Nigeria.” Mr. Ajay Singh, the Divisional Director of Transport at Dangote Cement, added that the training encompasses various areas such as auto mechanics, auto electrical work, welding, and panel beating/fabrication.
Engineer Alfa Adamu, the Workshop Manager, stated that the training will span three months, during which trainees will be categorized based on their strengths and interests. This initiative underscores Dangote Cement’s commitment to skill development and community empowerment.