Dangote bags engineering awards, pledges to boost sector

The Dangote Group has bagged three awards in recognition of its outstanding contributions to the development of the engineering profession in the country.

The company said this in a statement by Mr Anthony Chiejina, Group Head, Corporate Communications, Dangote Industries Ltd., in Lagos.

The statement said the awards were given by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE) during its Ikeja Branch’s dinner and awards ceremony with the theme: “Integrated engineering development as a catalyst for homegrown industrial revolution.”

Dangote Industries Ltd. bagged the ‘Outstanding Engineering Organisation of the year’ award.

The President/Chief Executive of Dangote Industries, Alhaji Aliko Dangote and Group Executive Director, Strategy, Capital Projects & Portfolio Development, Mr Devakumar Edwin, were both honoured with Outstanding Engineering Personality awards.

Other awardees include; Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, John Holt Plc, Kenol Nigeria Ltd. and Pilot Science Company Ltd., among others.

Edwin, expressing the company’s delight at the recognition and awards, pledged its commitment to the development of engineering in Nigeria.

He said the company had over the years invested in the training and development of young engineers who had acquired sufficient knowledge and had gone ahead to take up the responsibilities of managing Dangote Cement plants across Africa.


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