Dangote Cement company and the government of Lagos state have recently strengthened their public-private relationship after the cement company’s new donation of 35 well-equipped security vehicles to the Lagos State Security Trust Fund. According to press reports, Dangote Cement PLC claims that this donation is aimed at helping the state to become more investor-friendly.
Dangote Cement PLC donates 35 well-equipped patrol vehicles to Security Trust Fund in Lagos state
Dangote Cement company is owned by Aliko Dangote who currently sits at the top of the list of Africa’s top 10 richest men at the time of writing this report. The company prides itself as the leading cement production company in Africa with a US$2.2 billion (₦8.5 trillion) reported revenue with 24,000 employees. The company recently donated security vehicles to Ogun state and now it’s done the same to Lagos state.
According to reports reaching us, Mr Emmanuel Ikhazobor – Dangote Cement company’s non-executive director - led the presentation of the patrol vehicles to LSSTF (Lagos State Security Trust Fund). Mr Ikhazobor notably mentioned that the gesture aligns with the company’s CSR activities. He revealed that the company’s donation was aimed at appreciating the efforts of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu as regards security in Lagos state and the encouragement of investors.
Mr Ikhazobor explained that security is highly essential to the economic development of any state especially because it remains the number one factor that most investors consider before showing interest in a place. He disclosed that the 35 brand-new patrol vehicles were donated by Dangote Cement PLC as a direct response to mobility, logistics, and all other challenges being faced by the Security Trust Fund in Lagos state.
LSSTF (Lagos State Security Trust Fund) receives donation of 35 operational vehicles from Dangote Cement company
Similar to this report, one of the top 10 richest men in Nigeria, Abdul Samad Rabiu’s BUA Foundation recently donated 20 vehicles and 5 ambulances to Kano state government. We believe that this type of gesture will definitely help the overall growth and economic stability of Nigeria at this crucial time.
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