DANGOTE Cement Plc., Ibese Plant, says it has donated 25,000 pieces of 100kg waste bags for the management of agro-waste in communities across Nigeria.
The Ibese Plant Director, Mr Azad Nawabuddin, made this known on Sunday in a statement signed by Mr Francis Awowole-Browne, the Media and Communication Officer, Dangote Group.
Nawabuddin said that this was part of the company’s social investment to restore the ecosystem.
He restated the plant’s commitment to providing a total of 100,000 pieces of waste bags to positively engage and stimulate the communities and their youths to the use of agro-waste as alternative fuel in 2023.
“The company is irrevocably committed to the use of alternative fuel to eliminate carbon emission by discarding fossil fuel and the donation is part of our efforts to actualise the goal,” Nawabuddin said.
Receiving the bags, the Chief Executive Officer, Niels Deck Nigeria Ltd., Mr Daniel Akpan, said the donation would greatly improve the waste management drive in the communities and create more employment.
Akpan said the development would also guarantee sustainability of the livelihood of hundreds of people across the agro-waste management value chain.
He added that the company, as an advocate of decarbonisation, had been at the forefront of the implementation of global initiatives for sustainable environment in communities across the country.
“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 the company’s strong commitment to activities geared toward reduction of global warming in line with the international best practices,” he said.