Experts commend Dangote on youth development

Experts have commended Dangote Group for its collaboration with the World Economic Forum (WEF), to sponsor a fellowship for Young Global Leaders (YGLs) from Africa.

Speaking at the 2013 Career/Founders Day hosted by The Bridge Leadership Foundation (TBLF) in Calabar, Cross River State, recently, they said the Group has contributed to leadership development through sponsoring young people to attend sessions of the WEF.

One of the speakers, Dr. Ola Orekunrin, Founder/CEO Fly Doctors Nigeria, said exposes young Africans to learn the art of leadership from leading global businessmen and statesmen, through the initiative.

Over 70 outstanding young African professionals benefitted from this project, which is one of the Group’s numerous Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) commitments. She also commended the company for floating an academy where graduates of technical fields are trained to acquire requisite skills and then deployed to work in the several factories within the Group.

President/CE, Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote in his goodwill message, said the Group is proud to partner with the Bridge Leadership Foundation adding that both share similar ideals.

Dangote, who was represented by Regional Sales Director, South South, Mogbolu Chux, said:
“At Dangote Group, we believe that youths are the future leaders. We believe that youths should be empowered to lead. We believe that empowered youths are great leaders. That is why we are committed to the empowerment of youths.”
He explained that as part of the Group’s commitment to ensuring that the African youth is empowered to face the challenges of an emerging global socio-economic landscape, Dangote Academy was established in 2010 to equip young engineering graduates with the technical skills needed in the company’s various factories.

The TBLF, a non-profit leadership and mentoring foundation, set up by Governor Liyel Imoke of Cross River State, is focused on empowering young people.

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