The Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) has donated 3, 000 bags of cement worth N8 million to 86 communities in Wamakko local government area of Sokoto state.
Presenting the items, the company’s Managing Director, Engr. Yusuf Haliru-Binji, said the gesture was part of its corporate social responsibility.
Haliru-Binji, who was represented by the company’s Corporate Affairs Manager, Alhaji Sada Suleiman, 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 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.
Haliru-Binji said the gestures are complementing government efforts in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states.
He 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.
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.