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Abule-Ado Explosion: Dangote donates N100m cement to victims

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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Dangote Cement Plc., on Sunday, donated N100million worth of cement to the Lagos State government, to support the ongoing reconstruction process at the Abule-Ado area of Amuwo-Odofin Local Government of the state, which was affected by a pipeline explosion last Sunday.

The donation was made by the Chairman of Dangote Cement Plc, Aliko Dangote, who was represented by the Independent Non-Executive Director of the company, Emmanuel Ikazoboh who led the Executive Management of the company on a visit to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the Government House, Marina.

Mr Ikazoboh, on behalf of Dangote, commiserated with the governor over the unfortunate incident, saying that the Dangote Cement Company “would be supporting the reconstruction of the Abule-Ado area with N100 million worth of cement”.

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He added that the company, and indeed the whole Dangote Group, would continue to support and collaborate with the Lagos State government in its economic development efforts.

In his remarks, Governor Sanwo-Olu, acknowledged the change in management at Dangote Cement Plc, and expressed appreciation at the company’s gesture, which he described as timely.

He said: “We take seriously your level of support because there is a lot of reconstruction going on at Abule-Ado so that normalcy can be restored. We welcome all the support we have gotten.

“I appreciate the Chairman who has said that the Group will continue to support us. On behalf of the Lagos State Government, we thank you for coming to commiserate with us, and for your gesture of support. We also thank all Lagosians and Nigerians who have been coming to support us”, the governor added.

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The team on the visit comprised the immediate past Group Managing Director, GMD, of Dangote Cement Plc, Joseph Makoju; the new GMD of Dangote Cement Plc, Michel Puchercos; Emmanuel Ikazoboh, and the Chief Corporate Communications Officer, Dangote Industries Limited, Anthony Chiejina.

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