The Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) on Thursday donated 3, 000 bags of cement worth N8 million to 86 communities in Wamakko Local Government Area (LGA) of Sokoto State.
Presenting the items, the company’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Alhaji Sada Suleiman, said the gesture was part of its corporate social responsibility.
Suleiman who represented the Company’s Managing Director, Engr Yusuf Haliru-Binji said the gesture was also aimed at assisting community development associations to facilitate execution of development projects in their respective communities.
He said the donation was to facilitate repairs of mosques, cemeteries, public wells, Islamic schools and other public structures in the benefiting communities.
According to him, each of the 68 benefiting communities was given 34 bags of cement for the execution of their respective projects.
He said the company was also engaged in some community development projects like the provision of potable drinking water, electrification projects, rural roads, healthcare, education infrastructure, scholarship, women and youth empowerment.
He said the gestures are complementing government efforts in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.
Suleiman said one of the priorities of the company is to complement efforts of government in promoting community development projects across the state.
“As a corporate organisation, we deemed it necessary to give back to the society what was given to us by supporting our host communities, ‘’he said.
He appealed to the benefiting communities to make the best use of the donation for the purpose intended.
Also speaking, the Chairman Wamakko LGA, Bello Haliru-Guiwa represented by his Secretary, Alhaji Shittu Bello expressed appreciation for the donation.
He recalled that the company had last week donated assorted drugs to six primary health care centres in different communities.
Bello said the company had also awarded the scholarship to students from the area.
He commended the management of the company for the gesture, urging the benefiting communities to make judicious use of what was given to them.
The chairman enjoined parents and guardians to encourage their children and wards to attend school regularly and appealed to other corporate organisations and wealthy individuals to emulate the company’s gesture by making similar donations.
The Ward Head of Sabongarin Gidan Bahore, Alhaji Umaru Abubakar, thanked the company for the donation and assured that it would be used to complete the projects earmarked in the communities.