The Cement Company of Northern Nigeria (CCNN) has donated 2,600 bags of cement worth over N5 million to 90 communities in Wamakko Local Government Area of Sokoto state.
Speaking after presenting the bags to the benefiting communities, the Managing Director of CCNN, Mr. Alf Karlsen, said the gesture was part of the company's effort to assist host communities to carry out self-help projects in their areas.
He explained that the provision of the cement to the communities would enable them carry out renovation of schools, mosque, and homes, among others.
Karlsen, who spoke through the Director Technical of CCNN, Alhaji Ahmed Idris, stated that the company would commence the construction of borehole in Kalambaina community, pointing out that the gesture was borne out of the desire of the company to provide potable water for residents of the area.
The CCNN boss also disclosed that arrangement had been concluded for the relocation of three communities to enable the company expand its cement production.
He explained that the three communities which included Dan-atu, Sabon Gida and Gidan Mubaga, would be relocated to Kalambaina area of Wamakko council and provided with amenities.
“The three communities that will be relocated to Kalambaina area, would be provided with schools, dispensary, mosque, electricity, borehole and roads, among others. So, all those relocated would be adequately compensated and also provided with land to build their houses,” he said.
In a remark, the Chairman of Wamakko Council, Alhaji Ahmad Kalambaina, commended CCNN for its committment to the welfare of the host communities. Also, the District Head of Kalambaina, Alhaji Abubakar Ahmadu, expressed gratitude to the company for the gesture.