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L-R: Representative of President Mohammadu Buhari, the Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; President/CE, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote; President of the Republic of Congo, Denis Sassou Nguesso; Prime Minister of Congo, Clement Mouamba and the Nigerian Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr. Okechukwu Enelemah at the commissioning of 1.5MMTPA Dangote Cement Plant, Congo, held in the Republic of Congo on Thursday November 23, 2017. Photo> Business Hilights

CSR: Dangote flags off bridge, scholarship schemes worth $1.5m in Congo

Without waiting for investment breakthrough, Dangote Cement which commissioned its new plant in Congo on Thursday last week, announced Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects worth $1.5m for the country.

In his address during the unveiling, President, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, said his company’s CSR initiatives have commenced in Mfila, Congo Brazzaville, with $1.2m aid for the completion of a bridge and another $300,000 scholarship scheme.

Dangote noted that the target of the early implementation of the CSR is part of the corporate policy of the company anywhere it is doing business, adding that addressing the concerns of the local people on their welfare, formed part of Dangote group’s policy of giving back to the people in areas where it has interests.

Ibeshe, Ogun State and Obajana in Kogi state where Dangote Cement plants are located in Nigeria had been enjoying series of CSR projects.

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