Dangote Trains 200 Youths In Skills.

 Dangote Trains 200 Youths In Skills.

Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive of Nigeria’s Dangote Group speaks during the final session of the World Economic Forum on Africa meeting in Cape Town June 6, 2008. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings (SOUTH AFRICA)

Executive Director of Dangote lndusrties Limited Mr. Deva Kumar Edwin has said training of youths in various skills is part of the company’s social responsibility that has been taken to the next level.

According to him, the aim of training these 200 youths was in line with the Chinese proverb: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.”

Edwin spoke during his welcome address to 200 youths at the lbeju-Lekki vocational training, adding that the training was would equip youths with needed vocational training in skills to make them self-employed.

He said the programme was organised by Dangote Petroleum Refinery & Petrochemicals and facilitated by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) and the Nigerian Content Development and Management Board (NCDME).

The executive director explained that “our Corporate Social Responsibility projects are centred on the development and wellbeing of the people, especially our host communities. In lbeju Lekki, we have executed several projects that are enhancing the lives of the people. We have provided boreholes for communities, classrooms for local

schools, and we just awarded scholarships to 51 secondary school students.”

Guest speaker Prof. Sunday Adebisi noted the training would facilitate and promote entrepreneurship and skill development.

Ayomide Oyewole

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