Dangote Coal Ltd has scaled up its Corporate Social Responsibility schemes in Kogi and Benue states by starting land reclamation and tree planting project.
A statement from the company said the coal company, this year, has disbursed millions of naira in its scholarship scheme in the two states.
“Earlier in May and August this year, the company disbursed scholarships to 20 indigenes of both Odoba and Effeche communities who are currently undergoing studies in various fields in the polytechnics and universities. The scholarship scheme is implemented yearly at the beginning of each academic year,” it said.
It has also disbursed scholarship fund to students from Ankpa, Kogi State.
The Head of mining operation in Benue, Mr. Dillip Taman, said the scholarship was part of the Corporate Social Responsibility of the company, adding that the company takes the plights of the host communities very seriously.
He said the company, which started its coal operation in Benue in April this year, is kick-starting several other projects contained in the Community Development Agreement (CDA).
In its Kogi operation, the company has installed solar-powered boreholes for the host communities and commenced drilling and casing of solar-powered boreholes in the communities around Benue.