Plant Director, Dangote Cement Ibese Plant, Mr. Azad Nawabuddin (middle) presents the bags to the CEO, Niels Deck Nig. Limited, Mr. Daniel Akpan (second left) with the participation of the Technical Assistant to the Plant Director and Head, Alternative Fuel, Ibese Mr. Sumaila Rasheed (left); Mr. Ademola Ojolowo, Head, Social Performance (second right) and the Ag. Head, Stores Mr. Musa Salisu.
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Dangote Cement donates 25,000 waste management bags

Dangote Cement Plc., Ibese Plant, has exercised commendable social Investment aimed at restoring the ecosystem and maintaining clean environment by donating 25,000 waste management bags.

A statement by the company underscored the importance of care for the environment as a business for all businesses hence the donation of the 25,000 pieces of 100kg capacity bags for management of agro-waste in communities across Nigeria.

At the presentation made by the Plant Director, Mr. Azad Nawabuddin, to the Chief Executive Officer of Niels Deck Nigeria Limited, Mr. Daniel Akpan, at the weekend in Ibese, he revealed the Plant’s commitment to providing a total of 100,000 pieces of the bag to positively engage and empower communities and their youths by stimulating the use of agro-waste as alternative fuel in the year 2023.

He explained that the company was irrevocably committed to the use of alternative fuel to eliminate carbon emission by discarding fossil fuel and the donation was part of the efforts.

While appreciating the management of Dangote Cement Plc for the gesture, the Chief Executive of Niels Deck Nigeria Limited said “there is no doubt that this will greatly improve our waste management drive in the communities, create more employment and guarantee the sustainability of the livelihood of hundreds of people across the agro-waste management value chain”.

As an advocate of decarbonisation, Niels Deck Nigeria Limited has been at the forefront of the implementation of global initiatives for sustainable environment in communities across Nigeria.

The partnership with Ibese Plant for partial substitution of fossil fuel has not only improved agro-waste management across Nigeria but also helped to economically empower numerous youths engaged for sourcing, packing and bagging the wastes.

The effort has also helped to reduce carbon footprint of the Plant and is a demonstration of DCP’s strong commitment to activities geared towards reduction of global warming in line with international best practices.

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