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Outgoing Dangote Cement Plant Director Hailed by Host Communities

Outgoing Dangote Cement Plant Director Hailed by Host Communities

Prominent traditional rulers from Dangote Cement Ibese host communities have expressed their admiration for the leadership skills of the outgoing Plant Director, Azad Nawabuddin, stating that his pleasant demeanor has greatly enhanced the relationship between the cement company and the local communities.

During a send-off ceremony organised by the Ibese Plant to bid farewell to Nawabuddin as he transitions to Obajana, where he has been transferred, monarchs took turns to shower praises on him.

The Aboro of Ibeseland, Oba Rotimi Mulero, hailed Nawabuddin as a bridge builder whose leadership has fostered better collaborations between the host communities and Dangote Cement in various areas. He noted the positive impact Nawabuddin had on community projects and employment empowerment programmes.

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“The communities witnessed good projects and enjoyed employment-enhancing empowerment programs during the time of Nawabuddin as the Plant Director,” said Oba Rotimi Mulero. “Nevertheless, we are happy that the company management recognized his worth and has decided to second him to a bigger plant after all, the reward for hard work is more work.”

Similarly, the Olu of Aga Olowo, Oba Kayode Adio Kusoro, emphasized the cordial relationship between the host communities and Dangote Cement, Ibese, during Nawabuddin’s tenure. He praised Nawabuddin’s attentiveness to community issues and his cooperative approach.

“The Plant Director is a good man. He listens to us. He is always concerned whenever we have issues to sort out,” Oba Kayode Adio Kusoro remarked.

Amidst applause from staff and invited guests, Mr. Ade Ojolowo, Head of Social Performance at the Ibese Plant, highlighted some of the key achievements under Nawabuddin’s leadership. These included increases in production volume and dispatch, in-house refurbishment of rollers leading to forex savings, and the championing of the Alternative Fuels Project, which resulted in significant cost savings for the company.

“As a friend of the community, Mr. Azad’s passion for the local communities as critical stakeholders to the Plant is outstanding,” said Mr. Ade Ojolowo. “Our modest achievements in Social Performance in the last couple of years have been through his personal values and commitment, which has yielded unhindered support and collaboration.”

The event served as a testament to Nawabuddin’s impactful tenure as the Plant Director, leaving behind a legacy of strengthened community-company relations and notable operational achievements.

Outgoing Dangote Cement Plant Director Hailed by Host Communities

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