Worried by the rising incidents of building collapse in the country, Dangote Cement PLC., has organized a one-day sensitization workshop for block moulders and allied-product manufacturers in Kano State.
The workshop, in partnership with the Standard Organization of Nigeria, SON, was aimed at training the participants on ways of moulding quality blocks in line with global best practices.
Speaking at the event which was held in Kano on Tuesday, Johnson Olaniyi, National Artisans Coordinator, Dangote Cement said the workshop was organized to check the rising collapse of building in the country.
According to him, the workshop will give the block moulders and allied products manufacturers the opportunity to once again build capacity and adhere to global best practices.
Mr Olaniyi said: “the aim of this workshop is three: To make people know the attributes of Dangote Cement.
“Secondly, to check building collapse, and thirdly, to give back to the society by imparting the artisans on how to sell Dangote cement product to people.
“The block moulders and builders would be our ambassadors. They would enlighten the public on the quality of our product,” he said.
Speaking earlier, the Northwest Regional Sales Director if Dangote Cement, Aliyu Dan-Aliyu, tasked the participants to be good ambassadors of the cement company by telling their customers about the quality of the cement.
He said: “The artisans and block makers are central to the cement delivery value chain; hence we want to assure you that we will continue to have such interactive sessions.
“Going forward, this interaction will serve as a feedback mechanism for us in the Dangote Cement Plc.
“I am sure you will be exposed to the Float Test during the course of this workshop in order to be able to detect fake cement, which Dangote does not represent,” he said.
Also speaking, the Regional Director, SON, Kano Directorate, Albert Wilberforce, advised people to patronize Dangote cement, saying that the product has met all the requirements needed in the country.
He noted that patronizing Dangote Cement, “would improve the economy, provide employment opportunities and reduce criminality in the country”.