praying for Dangote Refinery with my other community people. He also urged Dangote not to relent in its efforts to ensure that more jobs were provided for qualified graduates who are indigenes of the Lekki Free Trade Zone.
In the same vein, Ambali Useni a youth leader, also corroborated what other people have said, concerning the positive impacts of Dangote CSR initiatives and also said and reaffirmed the commitment of all the locals in ensuring that the company operates a rancour-free Plant, as it benefits both the state and the country at large.
According to him: “In this community, We, the youth are peaceful. We are happy with what Dangote Refinery management is doing for us and for our community, though like Oliver Twist, we are asking for more. The unemployment rate would have been very high in this area, if not for the operations of this refinery. Many of the community youths were trained to acquire skills in trades such as carpentry; bricklaying and masonry; plumbing; automobile mechanic; welding and metal fabrication; electrical installation; refrigeration and air conditioning; and generator repair. They were also issued the Trade Tests certificates as well as certificates from the National Directorate of Employment (NDE). Some of these youths now work with Dangote. We are optimistic that we will benefit more as we have all resolved to give the company our maximum support and cooperation.”
The communities in the area include Idasho, Ilekuru, Okeyanta, Magbon-Segun, Okesegun, Itoke, Idotun, Alasia, Okunraiye and Lekki towns, Imobido, Tiye, Mosa, Ilege, and Olomowewe.
Speaking also, High Chief S.A. Adeyemi thanked the management of Dangote Refinery for their unrelenting efforts at impacting their host communities positively describing the social performance profile of the company as very impressive.
He explained that with what Dangote Refinery has been doing for the people, it behoves the community leaders and all the residents to reciprocate and ensure peace reigns for the good of all so that the company can do more.
Much as the people and community leaders are lauding the company for the giant strides in the host communities, Adeyemi said “I am also enjoining them not rest on their oars. As Oliver Twist, we are still asking for more because all these projects can never be too much for the people. He concluded.