NIGERIA: Dangote begins training of block makers, bricklayers


Dangote Cement PLC has commenced training of  people in block industries business including bricklayers across the country so that they can mould quality products and thus stop building collapses.

“Sofar I have covered 15 states carrying out pratical training to block makers. Am still going to cover more  states before the end of this year. Out target is to reach 8,835 block makers this year,” said  Johnson Olaniyi, Regional Manager Marketing Services.

Briefing journalists  during a collaborative meeting with Block and Concrete Makers Association in Lagos State, he said that beyond giving these artisans tools for working like shovels, wheel-barrows ,rainboots and other equipment, the company  hascommenced training and re training them on the right usage of Dangote cement.

“Everyday we move closer to the end users, we have trained personnel who move from one location to the others; we want people to mold not just block but the right block with the right usage of Dangite cement. Dangote is concerened about building collapses here and there. We have depots and trained staff that  move from one location to the other to ensure that they are giving the right training.”

Responding, Segun Banjoko, Chairman Block and Concrete Makers, lauded the company for the initiative. He said that the essence of the meeting was collaboration between the cement manufactures  and his association for frutiful relatuionship.

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