What Esan, Browne said about Dangote’s Power Supply, Truck Assembly Plant

What Esan, Browne said about Dangote’s Power Supply, Truck Assembly Plant

It wasn’t mainly to increase the profit margin that Dangote Industries opted to generate its own power supply, neither did it establish Truck Assembly Plant for monetary value alone, according to its Corporate Communications, it was to exemplifies the vision of the founder, Alhaji (Dr) Aliko Dangote.

Speaking at A 3-Day Critical Media Practice Workshop themed, “The Convergence Journalism”, facilitated by Folio Media & Creative Academy, and powered by Dangote Industries Ltd, a team of media guru, Francis Awówọlé-Browne and Sunday Ẹ̀san representing the Industries’ Corporate Communications under the leadership of Mr Anthony Chiejina, (Group Head, Corporate Communications), disclosed that Alhaji Aliko Dangote’s vision is not to seeing people languishing due to unemployment.

Mr Browne making his speech

The Senior General Manager, Branding and Communication, Mr Sunday Ẹ̀san, explained that the central part of Dangote’s vision is to proffer solutions towards reducing the high rate of unemployment in Africa, in addition to his aim of raising the bar of Africa economy to the level of a developing continents.

Alhaji Dangote that I know always have his thinking cap on, working out modalities on any areas that employment could be generated, at least, to make life comfortable for fellow Africans.

“Dangote as a responsible manufacturer would leave no stones unturned in order to generate its own electricity as he is bent on getting the teeming unemployed youths off the streets of Africa.

“One of the Industries’ produces coal which we use in generating electricity for the Industries”, Ẹ̀san stated.

Participants at the workshop

Corroborating, the Branding & Commercial Manager, Mr Francis Awówọlé-Browne, added that Alhaji Aliko Dangote as the Chairman sits on more than 100 units of businesses across Africa, not for the fun of it, but to prove the point of his vision which primarily is to generate employment, which in turn creates value for Africans.

Browne pointed that among the over 100 Industries situate across the Continent are Sugar industry, Cement industry, Salt, AgroSack, Refinery, Real Estate, Oil and Gas etc.

He said, Dangote Industries Ltd has become the leading conglomerate that oxygenates Nigeria economy, and that of Africa as a whole.

To maximize his vision of reducing unemployment, Alhaji Dangote also set up Truck Assembly Plant which assembles about ten thousand trucks at regular intervals.

“In addition to the enormous employment opportunities generated by the Assembly Plant, Alhaji Dr Aliko Dangote as an individual has and still exhibiting the humane in him through his NGO titled, “Alhaji Dangote Foundation” by which generosity tagged, “Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)” is being dish out to the hosting communities, underprivileged, the vulnerable, and women across Africa.

Mr Alebi Pius

“Recently, for example, ₦10bn non-refundable grants was given to Nigerian vulnerable women across the six geographical zones to start small businesses by Alhaji Dangote Foundation”, Browne noted.

On the long-announced Dangote Rice and the Refinery, Browne disclosed that the commodities will soon be available to put an end to economic risks involved in the importations.

“Infact, just as Nigerians are longing to see the end to decades of fuel importation when the Dangote Refinery finally take off operations by 2022, Dangote rice will soon be available for consumption.

For now, don’t fall victim to fraudsters, by the time the rice is ready for the market, I can assure you that Dangote will inform the general public appropriately”, Browne warned.

Meanwhile, Mr Pius Alebi who is the facilitator of Folio Media & Creative Academy, on behalf of his boss, Mr Fidelis Anosike, had expressed his heartfelt gratitude to Alhaji Aliko Dangote and his entire management team for the support in making the workshop a success and impactful.

Participants in a group photograph

Alebi equally appreciated the sacrifices made by the three resource persons for the training. The trio of Dr Victor Ogwezzy (Communication and Brand management expert), Dr Jide Johnson (Director, Special Programmes at the Nigerian Institute of Journalism (NIJ), and Dr Kunle Otufọdunrin (Media Career Development Specialist) who he said have truly proven their proficiency in the art of journalism by providing timely guides vital for any aspiring journalists in this digital age.

Reacting, Alhaji AbuSatar Hamed, (Startrend), Ernest Nwokolo (The Nation), Simon Fakẹ́yẹ́ (RazorTimes), Ọlajide Amuṣan (Yewa Defender), Sekinat Ọpẹbiyi (Voice of Nigeria), Daud Ọlátúnjí (Punch), Razaq Ayinla (Business Day), Oluwaṣẹgun Pelumi Olukọga (STV), Niyi Ogungbọla (First Awareness), Dada Ọlanipekun (Prestige), Mr Jokotoye (NAN), ‘Dimeji Káyọ̀dé-Adedeji (Pen-Pushing), Segun Ayinde (Orient Daily), Adebukọla Okunnẹyẹ (Splash FM), Akeem Adegbenro (Blue Print), Barakat Oyebamiji on behalf of all the participants thanked Folio Media & Creative Academy for conceptualized the idea and the finance while commended Dangote for haven committed his hard earned money and the Industries’ Corporate Communications for the training, prayed Almighty Allah to continue His blessings on Dangote Industries Ltd.