Road Safety Awareness: Dangote target zero fatality

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Road Safety Awareness: Dangote target zero fatality

Dangote Cement Ibese Plant Director, Nawabudeen, has disclosed that the maiden Road Safety Awareness Campaign was organized to achieve a zero fatality across the entire chain in the operations of Ibese Plant.

Nawabudeen speaking at the Campaign held at the Plant premises on Thursday, 9th, 2021, themed, “Use Road Like Person Wey Sabi” in collaboration with the Federal Road Safety Corps stated that Dangote Cement Plc is committed to ensuring safety of lives and properties within and around its operations, on the road and its host communities.

We are resolute on our target of zero fatality across the entire value chain of our operations”.

Nawabudeen explained that the Company’s partnership with the FRSC has been extensie and value adding, saying that the Corps has been actively involved in the recruitment, training, and monitoring of Dangote’s drivers’ activities.

DSC, 8519; L-R ,  Dangote Cement PLC, Senior General Manager Community Affairs and Environment, Engr. Tukur Lawal, Plant Director Dangote Ibese Cement Plant, Azad Nawabuddin, Presentation of Kitts to the Chairman Ogun state Parks Management, Comrade Ogunlade Samuel, at the Dangote Cement Ibese Plant Road Safety Awareness Campaign Lecture at Ibese Plant on Thursday 10th December 2021.
DSC, 8518: L-R , Chairman AMORAN Yewa zone, Ogun state, Comrade Oyewole Olamilekan, Received Kitts from,, Dangote Cement PLC, Senior General Manager Community Affairs and Environment, Engr. Tukur Lawal, Plant Director Dangote Ibese Cement Plant, Azad Nawabuddin, at the Dangote Cement Ibese Plant Road Safety Awareness Campaign Lecture at Ibese Plant on Thursday 10th December 2021.

Our partnership with the Federal Road Safety Corps as an agency of Government with responsibility for ensuring safety on our roads has been extensive and value adding. In conjunction with our organic safety experts, the Corps has been actively involved in the recruitment, training and monitoring of our drivers’ activities, and to a very large extent, this has paid off as we have been witnessing great improvement ranging from better driver’s attitude to reduced fatalities and so much more. We are therefore delighted to have them on board this initiative.

DSC 8356 and 8357; L-R, Dangote Cement PLC, Senior General Manager Community Affairs and Environment, Engr. Tukur Lawal, Dangote Cement Ibese Plant Director, Azad Nawabuddin, General Manager Human resources/ Administration Dangote Cement Ibese Plant, Abu Sufyan, Chairman Yewa North local government area, Hon. Ogunyomi Gabriel, Assistant Corp’s Commander Caleb S. Yerima, Unit Commander Itori Command, represent the Sector Commander Ogun state Command,at the Dangote Cement Ibese Plant Road Safety Awareness Campaign Lecture at Ibese Plant on Thursday 10th December 2021.

He urged the Company’s truck drivers, the motocyclists and drivers of light vehicles operating around the Plant, the people of the communities to always embrace safe and considerate use of the roads, at all times.

DSC8521; L-R, Dangote Cement PLC, Senior General Manager Community Affairs and Environment, Engr. Tukur Lawal, Dangote Cement Ibese Plant Director, Azad Nawabuddin, General Manager Human resources/ Administration Dangote Cement Ibese Plant, Abu Sufyan, Chairman Yewa North local government area, Hon. Ogunyomi Gabriel, at the Dangote Cement Ibese Plant Road Safety Awareness Campaign Lecture at Ibese Plant on Thursday 10th December 2021.

“Our messages, which are directed at our truck drivers, the motorcyclists and drivers of light vehicles operating around the Plant, beloved members of our communities and other road users centre on the need to embrace safe and considerate use of the roads, at all times and in all places, while driving and when parking.

I therefore enjoin all these actors on our roads who are well represented here today to learn and imbibe necessary tips to improve their use of the road in a professional manner and help cascade the safety messages to their colleagues hereafter.

“Earlier this morning, we had taken the road safety campaign to our neighbouring communities via road shows coordinated by FRSC and our employee Volunteers in recognition of the communities as our key stakeholders and partners.

“I am glad that the messages were well received and it is our hope this will drive some attitudinal change in the way we use the road.

“Let me use the opportunity of this gathering to inform all stakeholders that Dangote Cement’s commitment to the socio-economic development of our host communities is unwavering and we will continue to complement the efforts of Government in making the society a better place for all.

“Permit me to also state that our expectation from all who are engaged in lawful businesses in and around Dangote Cement Plant, Ibese is that they comport themselves, embrace peace at all times and shun anything that can disrupt the harmonious business environment”, Nawabudeen implored.

The Plant Director expressed appreciation for the hosting community’s support.

“Distinguished Ladies and gentlemen, I thank you most sincerely for your all important roles in different areas that have seen Ibese Plant thus far in the year 2021, as we look forward continuous improvement in our partnership in the new year and beyond”.

In the same vein, the assistant director of transport in charge of safety and operation in Dangote Cement, Mr. Sanusi Iskilu revealed that the company is fixing board cameras on its trucks so as to help in achieving the zero-accident target.

Iskilu explained that Dangote cement also employed the service of external stakeholders who give feedback on the performances of its drivers, noting “we have a lot of initiatives that we have taken on board. In the recent year, you will discover that our accidents have reduced drastically and we have improved.

“Strategically, we have been able to fix onboard cameras on some of our trucks, so, we are able to see drivers in transit in their cabin and they are cautioned as well. We have external stakeholders that give feedback of our drivers performance in transit for us to immediately act and ensure that they are monitored and they are strictly brought under control.”

“The awareness campaign started with reduction in road crashes and has now moved from our campaign of no harm to people to no accident at all. So, if there is no accident, we can’t hurt anybody let alone killing and we want to consider everybody on the road. And this has even given us credibility from the public apart from the regulatory agencies”.

While giving his lecture, FRSC Commander, Caleb Yerima maintained that every road users need to adhere strictly to the rules and regulations guiding it while commending Dangote cement for embarking on the awareness campaign and the training of its truck drivers so as to help in reducing accidents on Nigeria road.

“Dangote has been doing that; that is why they engage their staff in different training to enhance their performance. For spending billions of naira to purchase vehicles, it means that it also need training them to preserve the vehicles.

“We cannot just handover investments to someone that don’t know how to use it. And that is why training and retraining is very important”.

Highlight of the Dangote Plant Road Safety Awareness Campaign program was the presentation of hundreds of C-Caution, 500 reflective jackets and 100 motorcyclist helmets to the participants at the event.

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DSC, 8519; L-R ,  Dangote Cement PLC, Senior General Manager Community Affairs and Environment, Engr. Tukur Lawal, Plant Director Dangote Ibese Cement Plant, Azad Nawabuddin, Presentation of Kitts to the Chairman Ogun state Parks Management, Comrade Ogunlade Samuel, at the Dangote Cement Ibese Plant Road Safety Awareness Campaign Lecture at Ibese Plant on Thursday 10th December 2021. 

DSC, 8518:  L-R , Chairman AMORAN Yewa zone,  Ogun state, Comrade Oyewole Olamilekan,  Received Kitts from,, Dangote Cement PLC, Senior General Manager Community Affairs and Environment, Engr. Tukur Lawal, Plant Director Dangote Ibese Cement Plant, Azad Nawabuddin,  at the Dangote Cement Ibese Plant Road Safety Awareness Campaign Lecture at Ibese Plant on Thursday 10th December 2021. 

DSC 8356 and 8357;  L-R, Dangote Cement PLC, Senior General Manager Community Affairs and Environment, Engr. Tukur Lawal, Dangote Cement Ibese Plant Director, Azad Nawabuddin, General Manager Human resources/ Administration Dangote Cement Ibese Plant, Abu Sufyan, Chairman Yewa North local government area, Hon. Ogunyomi Gabriel, Assistant Corp’s Commander Caleb S. Yerima, Unit Commander Itori Command, represent the Sector Commander Ogun state Command,at the Dangote Cement Ibese Plant Road Safety Awareness Campaign Lecture at Ibese Plant on Thursday 10th December 2021. 

DSC8521;  L-R, Dangote Cement PLC, Senior General Manager Community Affairs and Environment, Engr. Tukur Lawal, Dangote Cement Ibese Plant Director, Azad Nawabuddin, General Manager Human resources/ Administration Dangote Cement Ibese Plant, Abu Sufyan, Chairman Yewa North local government area, Hon. Ogunyomi Gabriel, at the Dangote Cement Ibese Plant Road Safety Awareness Campaign Lecture at Ibese Plant on Thursday 10th December 2021. 

Dignitaries and Associations present include; Hon Gabriel Ogunyomi (Chairman, Yewa North Local Government), Hon Sikiru Adesina (Chairman Ewekoro Local Government), Representative of Ogun State Ministry of Transportation, Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria, Ogun State Chapter

– Executives of relevant Trade Associations present (RTEAN, OGSPAM, ROMO, AMORON & ACOMORAN), Leaders and representatives of hosting Communities, Colleagues from Dangote Group present (Cement, Transport, Packaging).