The Dangote Coal Mines Limited has disbursed scholarship funds to members of host communities in Benue and Kogi states.
This is coming barely one year into the coal mining operation at Effeche Akpalli in Ugbokolo Ward of Okpokwu LGA of Benue State.
A statement from the company yesterday said, in Ankpa, Kogi State, scholarship fund was also distributed to members of the coal communities.
In the same token, the Dangote Cement Plant in Gboko also disbursed scholarship funds to host communities in Benue State.
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The exercise is part of the company’s annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) scheme for host communities, which it has been running for upward a decade.
In 2022, the Group President of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, announced scholarship schemes for communities hosting the Dangote Sugar Refinery in Numan, Adamawa State.
In Benue, 10 members of the Effeche community who are currently studying in higher institutions of learning benefitted from the fund.
The Head of Dangote’s mining operation in Benue, Mr Dillip Taman, said the company is kick-starting several other projects contained in the community development agreement.