By Aisar Fagge
Fatima Aliko Dangote, the Executive Director, Commercial, NASCON Allied Industries, has commended women for playing a crucial role in making the Dangote Group achieve many successes.
The Director made the commendation while opening the International Women’s Day Conference in Lagos and Dangote Cement Plc, Obajana Plant.
She stated that the company had offered its employees many opportunities that helped them improve their personal and professional development.
She added that the group has been working tirelessly to achieve gender equality for all women in the organisation through the investment of numerous innovative technologies and processes.
She stated, “At the plants, we have the Gamma Neutron Activation Analysis (PGNAA) for online analysis, robotic laboratory, and fully automated central control room system equipped with Human Machine Interface technology (HMI) and innovative solutions to drive resource efficiency, process optimisation and mitigate the environmental footprints of our products while delivering quality products that meet the needs of our esteemed customers.
“We are inspired by our superheroes in STEM, and we hope this session increases your awareness of innovation, technology, and digital education, driven by women for women, and learn advancements in digital technology that address how we rethink our daily lives and achieve our personal and professional goals.
“I would like to encourage our women with a few tips on leveraging technology, Equipping yourselves academically and technically, be inspired and inspire others by creating opportunities for regular interactions with female STEM champions and leaders and tapping into opportunities for hands-on experience in the form of volunteering”, she added.
Also speaking at the event, the Chairperson of the Dangote Women Network at the DCP Obajana, Mrs Fatima Kabir Ikunaiye, said the Network has been carrying out several interventional programmes in the cause of women.
Mrs Ikunaiye said some of the programmes include: support for orphanages and vulnerable homes, sensitisation and empowerment of women as well as training them on skill acquisition.
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