The Kogi State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KOCCIMA) has named Dangote Cement Plc, Obajana Plant, as the best performing company in Africa.
The award was presented to the company in Lokoja at the weekend by the Deputy Governor of Kogi State, Chief Edward Onoja, who represented the state governor, Alhaji Yahyah Adoza Bello, at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of KOCCIMA.
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President of KOCCIMA, Mr Victor Ibrahim, said Dangote Cement emerged after a screening process that involved 20 companies.
The criteria include the firm’s contribution to Kogi State’s economy, its relationship with the chamber and its environmental-friendly trait.
“We’ve visited DCP Obajana Plant and we found it complying with global best practices when it comes to the environment. Your parking lot does not constitute any environmental danger.
“We also considered returns to investors, welfare of staff, the 43km Obajana-Kabba concrete road, your good relationship with the host community and your positive image,” he said.
On the side-line of the event, representative of Dangote Cement Plc, Mr Ademola Adeyemi, said the company was elated and that the award will further spur it to continue its support to the state’s economy, KOCCIMA and its corporate social responsibility schemes.