Dangote refinery awards scholarship to students from host communities

The company said the stock exchange has become an annual event intended to help educate the people and position them properly on the agenda of Lagos State and Nigeria in general.

Group Executive Director, Strategy, Investment Projects and Portfolio Development, Dangote Group, Mr. Devakumar Edwin, presented the scholarships to beneficiaries on Monday.

The scholarships were awarded to 19 students of higher education institutions and 118 students of secondary schools from 15 communities of Ibeju Lekki.

Edwin said the Dangote Group believes that education is the passport to the future and that an investment in knowledge is most profitable for humanity.

He said the company has supported Nigeria’s education sector over the years by instituting scholarship programs.

According to him, this is part of the company’s educational intervention initiative for Indigenous students from host communities impacted by its businesses.

He said, “In 2019, we ran a scholarship program pilot where 51 high school students from our 15 host communities here in Ibeju Lekki were awarded.

“However, as 2019 drew to a close, COVID-19 hit the global community, leaving its indelible mark not only on businesses but on every home.

“As a result, we were unable to institute the second edition of the scholarship program in 2020.

“As the curtain closes on 2021, we can only applaud the efforts that our academics have put into their university studies, to achieve such excellent results that qualify them as recipients of this award.

“Therefore, after a rigorous selection process, 118 high school students and 19 students from higher education institutions in our host communities qualified for this scholarship,” the GED added.

While congratulating the recipients, he urged them to continue to work hard in their studies, to strive for excellence in everything they do and to never stop giving the best of themselves. .

“With the continued support of the people and the government of Lagos State, we will continue to strive to be socially responsible while having a positive impact on our host communities. We look forward to maintaining an ongoing peaceful and rewarding relationship. with our host communities in Ibeju Lekki, “ Edwin said.

For its part, Lekki’s Oni-Lekki, Oba Olumuyiwa Ogunbekun, congratulated the Dangote Oil Refining Company for initiating the award of the scholarship to indigenous people in the region.

The monarch noted that the move showed the company was determined to support host communities and significantly contribute to the socio-economic development of the locality.

He urged the beneficiaries to study hard and focus on their education in order to improve their lives and become worthy ambassadors of Ibeju Lekki in the future.

One of the beneficiaries, Qudus Sodiq, a high school student at Community Senior High School in Lekki, thanked the Dangote group for the scholarship.

“I am very happy with this scholarship. It will help me realize my educational aspirations and pursue my dreams in the future.” he said.


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