The Dangote Coal Ltd has disbursed the yearly scholarship fund to the beneficiaries in the host communities, including Ankpa town in Kogi State.
The Onu of Ojukwu, HRH Alhaji Muhammadd Ogbe who is the most senior traditional leader in Ankpa urged the communities to be peaceful and urged them to support Dangote Coal, adding that the company was a blessing to his people.
He said the Dangote Coal has provided jobs and hope for his people.
Speaking, the Coordinator of the Dangote Coal Ltd Alhaji Usman Jibrin said he was elated that the scheme has continued to run for years consecutively.
Mr. Jibrin, who briefed newsmen, said five beneficiaries were selected from each community, adding that the people in all the communities were very impressed by the gesture and the selection process.
Dangote Coal also provided a borehole for each of the communities, constructed roads, created empowerment loan schemes for women, construction of clinics and schools.
He said all the projects were contained in the Community Development Agreement (CDA), commonly agreed by both the company and the host communities.
He also hinted that the Environmental Impact Assessment was being prepared. Dangote Group has doled out billions in Corporate Social Responsibility schemes around several communities hosting his investments.