The Dangote Group of Industries has decided to put smiles on the faces of 18,000 women in Edo by offering them micro grants.
Disclosing this cheery news at recently concluded Alaghodaro 2019 Summit held in Benin City, Edo State capital, to celebrate Gov. Obaseki’s third year in office, Halima Aliko Dangote who is the Group Executive Director, Commercial Operations of Dangote Industries Limited also assured women of the state of the Group’s unflinching support.
Also speaking at the Alaghodaro 2019 Summit, Obaseki said the reforms and people-oriented policies he has implemented in the state that have changed the fortunes of the people would earn him a second term in office.
“In spite of the very difficult and uncertain political environment in which we have operated in the last one year, we are grateful to God that we are able to achieve all these successes,” he said.
“I am particularly happy that we have engendered hope in the youths by showing them pathways to fulfilling and successful lives.
“Election is next year. In spite of the anxieties associated with the polls, I want to assure our partners and other investors that the foundational and fundamental reforms, which we have undertaken are very popular and have brightened (our) chances of continuity.
“We, therefore, encourage you to continue with your various investment programmes.
“In the last three years, we have been guided and governed by certain key values and tenets such as accountability, transparency, and probity in the conduct of state matters.
“This may not have gone well with a few actors in our society. Today, we can boldly tell you that when we came to office, the total revenue by all Local Governments in the state was N31 million monthly, but as of October 2019, it stood at a monthly revenue of N205 million.
“We are not there yet because there is still room for improvements. We will continue to grow.”
Obaseki added: “After three years in office, we have established credibility, not only with our civil servants, retirees, and contractors, but we have continued to promote reliability in the flow of services and commercial transactions.”