Dangote Refinery supports community development in Lekki Free Trade Zone area

IMG 2513.JPGTraditional rulers and community leaders during the stakeholder parley between representatives of Lekki Free Trade Zone host communities and Dangote Oil Refining Company in Lagos. (Image source: Dangote Group)Traditional rulers and community leaders of the Ibeju-Lekki Free Trade Zone area in Lagos have appreciated the Dangote Oil Refining Company (DORC) for providing infrastructure to their communities, as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

The monarchs at a stakeholder parley in Lagos commended Dangote Industries Limited for partnering them on various CSR initiatives targeted toward the development of Lekki Free Trade Zone communities.

The community leaders said that Dangote Industries had so far demonstrated its resolve to address the concerns of the people by complementing efforts of the state government to develop the host communities in the Lekki Free Trade Zone, where the Dangote Refinery, Fertiliser and Jetty are located.

At the parley, which took place after a guided tour of the Dangote Refinery, Fertiliser, and Jetty, were the leaders of all the communities around the project site, including Idasho, Ilekuru, Okeyanta, Magbo-Segun, Okesegun, Itoke, Idotun, Alasia, Okunraiye and Lekki town.

Other neighbouring communities like Imobido community, Tiye community, Mosa community, Ilege community, and Olomowewe community were also represented.

The Imobido Community head, Chief Jegede Lateef commended the company for siting its refinery and petrochemical plants in the community saying his community was extremely lucky because the projects could have been sited elsewhere.

“We appreciate Dangote Industries for its decision to establish a refinery and petrochemical plants in our communities and we believe that the company’s investment will contribute to the development of the community,” the community leaders said.

He emphasised the need for the company to ensure that the various investments translate to infrastructural development and employment opportunities for members of the host communities.

The head of Tiye Community, Chief Adewale Salami, who commended the company for the various completed and ongoing projects, promised that the community would at all times provide an enabling environment for the investment to thrive.

He said Dangote has done well in enhancing the welfare of host communities and urged it not to relent in its efforts to ensure that jobs were provided for qualified graduates who are indigenes of Lekki Free Trade Zone.

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