Dangote Cement Plc, Gboko Plant has awarded a N10 million scholarship to students of its host community of Mbayion in Gboko local government area of Benue state. General Manager, (Administration), Mr Jonathan Kunde and the Acting Director of Gboko Plant Mr SV Srinivasan company presented the cheques to the benefiting students at the Gboko Plant recently.
While noting that the scholarship had become an annual event meant to uplift the educational development of the people of Mbayion community, the Company solicited for more cooperation and understanding from the host community.
They dispelled rumours that the company was taking out clinker from the Gboko plant to elsewhere and assured that going forward, there would be increase in cement production and increase in the corporate social responsibility of the company this year.
The management staff while announcing that the second line of production has been completed and would soon commence operation assured that more indigenes would be employed in the company.
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the host community, President of the Yion Development Association, Comrade Ande Per commemded the company for the gesture, stating that Dangote Cement PLC had lived up to its responsibility despite the fact that production had not gone on for a very long time at the Gboko Plant.