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Dangote Cement commissions truck driving school for transportation efficiency

By Fatima Saka

Dangote Cement Group PLC has commissioned Truck Driving School to accelerate transportation efficiency in changing the direction of traffic to avoid accidents on Nigerian roads.

The National Director, Logistics of the Dangote Cement Mr. Juan Carlos Rincon, Corps Marshal, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Boboye Olayemi Oyeyemi and others on Wednesday commissioned the driving school in Obajana Oworo district of Lokoja LGA of Kogi state.

The driving school which was characterized as historic and unique for truck drivers.

In his remarks, the National Director, Logistics of the Dangote Cement (Transport section) Mr. Juan Carlos Rincon, said the new school is an expression of the determination of the company to halt the incidences of auto crashes in the country.

The Corps Marshal also added “it is a significant step forward that will benefit not only the Dangote Group but Nigeria as a whole”.

Also, the country’s top road safety official hailed Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President and Chief Executive of the Dangote Group, for taking “a big step” towards reducing truck accidents.

He said: “This is what we’ve been waiting for. You made it. I have observed that Dangote has done a lot to address truck crashes and I must commend them for this.”

He extolled the conglomerate for leading other companies in this path, saying the new school will play a key part in the country’s efforts to make roads safer.

He said he had suggested such a school long ago, adding that he is happy that the school has come to fruition.

Speaking also Executive Secretary National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) Professor Idris Bugaje who was represented by Engr S.M. Yusuf, said the NBTE will partner with the Dangote Cement Plc for a successful accreditation and takeoff of the new school.

In his remarks, the Bajana of Obajana HRH Oba Idowu Isenibi said he was optimistic that the school will help address auto crashes in the country, even as he described the President of the Dangote Group Aliko Dangote as a “rescuer and God sent to their communities that should be emulated by other investors in the country.

Speaking in the same vein, the Olu of Akpata Oba Frederick Balogun urged other investors to emulate the company.

Both the Dangote Cement Transport and the FRSC signed a Memorandum of Understand (MoU) on how to cooperate to ensure that the school is a success.

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