President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has urged private sector operators and government at all levels to adequately empower women as a means of poverty reduction. Dangote said once women have been successfully empowered to support their homes and families, poverty will gradually become a thing of the past in the country. Speaking while flagging- off the disbursement of N130 million to 13,000 women in Lafia, the Nasarawa State under the Aliko Dangote Foundation microgrant scheme, Dangote promised to do all within his power to spread his wealth across the country, towards reduction of poverty in the country. The micro-grant scheme, according to Dangote, was one of the components of the economic empowerment programme of the foundation. He said the grant was aimed at providing the disadvantaged and vulnerable in the society with an unconditional N10,000 cash transfer to boost their household income generation. “This we believe will help the beneficiaries meet their livelihood needs,” he added. BUSINESSDAY PAG 2. JUNE 1, 2016
Stakeholders, including the Nigerian Military and the Lagos State Government(LASG) on Wednesday gave a 48-hour ultimatum to all tanker drivers to vacate the bridge in national interest and security. Gridlock as tankers shut down Apapa road yesterday. The resolution was reached during a stakeholders meeting at the Naval Base in Apapa, comprising the military, Nigerian Port Authority(NPA), LASG, Nigerian Union Petroleum Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG). Others who attended the stakeholders meeting were representatives of the Nigerian Police, Dangote Group, Apapa Residents Association, Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Apapa Government Reserved Area Residents Association, among others. The Flag Officer Commanding, Western Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy, Rear Adm. Sylvanus Abbah, who was the convener of the meeting, appealed to the tanker drivers to leave the bridge in national interest. According to him, terrorists might take the advantage of the traffic situation to strike in Lagos and this has to be prevented from happening. “After 48 hours, no truck will park on the bridge because of national interest and I hope you will all take the decision of this meeting,” he said. Abbah said a committee would also be set up which would involve the major stakeholders including NUPENG to further address the traffic situation. THISDAY PAGE 52, Thursday 8th March, 2018
The Nasarawa State Government has said it will generate over N500 million annually as Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and also provide over 100, 000 jobs in the state from the Dangote Sugar Refinery in Tunga when completed. State Commissioner for Land and Physical Planning who doubles as Project Manager of Nasarawa Geographical Information System (NAGIS), Sonny Agassi, disclosed this yesterday in Lafia while dispatching the state surveyor general and his team to demarcate the 60,000 hectares acquired by the Dangote Group in Tunga, Awe Local Government Area, for the establishment of a sugar refinery in the state. Agassi said, “For the first time in history of Nasarawa State, we as a ministry are undertaking one of the largest survey works. The survey is going to last for three months; approximately 90 days, with over 50 personnel working at different locations to survey the 60,000 hectares acquired by the Dangote Group.” He explained that Nasarawa State Government and the Dangote Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) “to build the largest sugar refinery in the whole of West Africa. The sugar refinery is worth about $700m and has a ripple effect that will create about 100,000 direct and indirect jobs.” DAILYSUN PAGE 43, Thursday 8th March, 2018
Herdsmen’s Attacks: Dangote Donates N50m To Victims in Nasarawa State
Dangote Group has donated N50 million to Nasarawa State Government, to provide more assistance to victims of the recent herdsmen attacks on border communities of Benue and Nasarawa states. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, announced the donation when he visited Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura at the Government House, Lafia, yesterday, to commiserate with the government and people of the state over the unfortunate incident.
Represented by the acting Group Managing Director of Dangote Sugar, Abdullahi Sule, the chairman said the donation was in line with the company’s corporate social responsibility to the people. “We shall continue to identify with the visionary leadership style of governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, in terms of peace maintenance and general development of the state,” he said.
DAILYSUN PAGE 9, Friday, January 19, 2018