Yesterday, Monday, December 21, 2020, at the Council premises of Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA, the Head of Health, Safety, Social and Environment for NASCON Allied Industries, a subsidiary of Dangote Groups, Producers of Dangote Salts and Seasoning products, Jude Okechukwu Amaechi donated a set of furniture to Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA.
The Dangote team was received by the Executive Chairman, Ajeromi-Ifelodun LGA, Hon. Fatai Adekunle Ayoola accompanied by the Baale of Alayabiagba and the Vice Chairman of the Ajeromi-Ifelodun CDC.
30 Executive Office Chairs and Tables were presented by Mr. Amaechi on behalf of the Dangote Group whose Factory is set to open full operations by March 2021 in Ajegunle.
Speaking with Community Watch Plus, Mr. Amaechi said the gesture is part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.
“We discovered that there was some form of attack on the Secretariat and we saw that there were lots of vandalization of properties, and as part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of our Organisation, we needed to support the local government to restart up their activities” he began.
“We did an on the spot assessment of the facility and what we can do as a kickoff for the community to hit the ground running; so we decided to come up with these items which are very valuable to the community” he continued.
“People need to sit down comfortably to carry out their operations so we brought this Executive Chairs and Tables which are economically fitted for the local government to continue their operations.”
On the benefits the youths of Ajegunle would derive from the construction of the Dangote plant in Ajegunle, Mr. Amaechi said; “Obviously our Organisation is such that is gender friendly and we carry the youths along. We will continue to support the community in different areas based on our needs assessment at the time it’s been conducted in the community.
We will know what the youths need and we will also support them in areas where they are competent enough to do certain jobs. Those opportunities will also be made available for the community so that where we have gaps we need to fill up, we also look for suitable and qualified youths that can also fill in those gaps.
Other than that, we will also need to support the community in skill acquisition programmes and areas where we know they have competence. We know in Ajegunle a lot of people are good in sports; we have seen them at the National level; we can support them with some sporting equipments that can also aid and identify potentials” he posited.
On his part, the Executive Chairman, Ajeromi-Ifelodun, Hon. Fatai Adekunle Ayoola appreciated the Dangote Group for their kind gesture.
“As a Council, we want to appreciate the Dangote Group for this kind gesture and look forward to a cordial working relationship with them. I want to implore Corporate Organisations resident in this community to also take a cue from them and get closer to the government and the community.”
It would be recalled that on the 20th day of October, 2020, a day widely regarded as Black Tuesday, hoodlums stormed the Ajeromi-Ifelodun Council Secretariat, vandalized and burnt 89 vehicles and set the secretariat ablaze while looting properties in all the offices inside the Secretariat.