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NASCON announces Artist Timothy Undiandeye as the winner of Dangote Salt Art Challenge 2021

Abuja based creative artist, Timothy Undiandeye, has been announced the winner of the 2021 edition of the Dangote Salt Art Challenge, a creative art competition targeted at artists across the country.

Timothy’s winning art, created using salt, “gender-based violence” targeted at women a phenomenon he said deeply rooted in gender inequality was the focus of his presentation. He was announced the winner at the prize presentation event held Saturday morning at the Lily gate Hotel, Lekki, Lagos. He received a cash prize of N500, 000.

He beat over 600 artists in a rigorous selection process, at the event; he first and second runner up in the top three category also walked away with cash prizes. In third Place Mr Taiwo Isimi, walked away with the sum of Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000), First runner-up Mr Ibrahim Jamiu, walked away with Three Hundred Thousand Naira (N300,000)

The Executive Director Commercial, NASCON Allied Industries Plc (A subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited) Hajiya Fatima Aliko-Dangote in her welcome address shared by Olusegun Ajala the Head of Marketing; she commended the artist for their outstanding entries. 

She also stated that Dangote Salt was proud to deliver an annual platform to recognize and reward the unlimited potential and creativity in Nigerian Youths.

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Dangote Salt introduce The Dangote Salt Art Challenge 2021 – Unleash Your Creativity

Dangote Salt is redefining the way we engage with art in Nigeria.

Monday, 28th June 2021 Lagos: Dangote Salt calls for creative entries in the second edition of the Dangote Salt art challenge.

The opening date for the submissions is 1stof July 2021 and the closing date has been extended to the 13th of August 2021.

The Executive Director Commercial, NASCON Allied Industries Plc (A subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited) Hajia Fatima Aliko-Dangote said that the inaugural edition of the Salt Challenge in 2020 provided an impactful platform for Art enthusiasts in Nigeria to explore their imagination, create and share artwork produced using salt.

She mentioned that the Dangote salt challenge would become an annual art challenge to highlight, reward and connect with the young art enthusiasts across the country. The challenge is holding digitally on Dangote salt social media pages.

Outlining the criteria for entry; The Head of Marketing, Mr Olusegun Ajala said that the creative “salt art” process should be recorded, photographed and submitted to the Dangote Salt social media pages (Facebook & Instagram) using the hashtag #dangotesaltartchallenge2

He also disclosed that the panel of judges for the competition would comprise of Kaduna born Multi-disciplinary artist William’s Chechet and visual artist Haneefah Adams.

The winner of the 2021 Dangote Salt Art Challenge will receive a cash price of N500, 000 and a Dangote Salt-sponsored art residency at the renowned Edo Global Art Foundation in Benin, where Mr. Enotie Ogbebor, the resident Creative Director of the Foundation, will mentor him or her.

The runner-ups will also receive a cash prize of N250, 000 and N100, 000 respectively. Dangote Salt will also provide consolation prizes for 20 other entries.

Details on terms and conditions for participation are available on Dangote Salt social media pages,

  • Instagram: @Dangote_Salt
  • Facebook: Dangote Salt
  • www.nasconplc.com
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NASCON Allied Industries Leverages on new Salt Refinery to Boost Revenue, Pays N1.06bn Dividend

NASCON Allied Industries Plc has ended the 2020 financial year on a positive note, with a reason for cheer and greater optimism among the company shareholders, based on the expected revenue increase from its new state-of-art Salt Refinery.

Rising from its 2020 Annual General Meeting held at the Civic Centre in Lagos weekend, the company announced an improved turnover of N28.01 billion, representing a two per cent increase from the previous year (N2019: N27.49 billion), despite the economic headwinds generated by the COVID-19 pandemic globally and nationwide.

In its 2020 Annual Report themed ‘Protecting Our Core’, the company, for the financial year ended 31st December 2020 also recorded N2.69bn in Profit After Tax (PAT), a 46 per cent increase for the year, compared to N1.85bn in 2019. Earnings per share also increased to N1.02 in 2020 compared to N0.70 in 2019.

The Board of NASCON Allied Industries, at the meeting convened by the Chairperson, Mrs. ‘Yemisi Ayeni, also recommended a dividend payment of N0.40 per 50 kobo share, totalling N1.06bn, which was put to vote and passed by the shareholders and proxies.

The Chairperson, in her statement, noted, “During 2020, many manufacturing businesses faced numerous challenges associated with COVID-19 and the resulting economic downturn. While I strongly believe that these are short to medium term, we have taken decisive measures to ensure stakeholder expectations are continually satisfied. We are confident that our business model will enable us to successfully navigate global changes while seizing opportunities to continually create value for our stakeholders.”

“2020 was a challenging year for our business and the world in general. Yet it was also a year that provided our business with the opportunity to review service delivery processes, reposition the salt business based on our additional capacity, and focus on our distribution models. It is the long-standing trust and loyalty of our shareholders that has allowed us to implement our long-term vision and benefit from the resilience it brings”, Ayeni added.

According to the Managing Director, Mr Paul Farrer’s review in the annual report, “The major challenge in the Nigerian business environment in 2020 was the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in major job losses and reduced income, across the country and a looming global recession which experts say may be one of the worst global recessions in recent history.

“Despite the diverse challenges faced during these trying times, we continue to demonstrate our resilience and optimism into 2021. We are focused on maximising the gains from our capacity expansion, human capital development, operational efficiency and aggressive trade in all market segments.

“In terms of market expansion, we have heavily invested in our new salt refinery. This is a state-of-the-art refinery plant, using best practices to produce high-quality products for our discerning customers. The future for NASCON looks very bright. We have installed our new salt refinery and as a result, established a strong platform for future growth.

“I want to specifically thank our trade partners, consumers, suppliers, team members and strategic stakeholders for contributing to our success story in 2020. We look forward to continuing these mutually beneficial relationships in the future,” he added.

Also, the Executive Director, Commercial, NASCON Allied Industries, Fatima Aliko-Dangote, noted, “The COVID-19 restrictions affected our route-to-market, but we are constantly engaging customers to improve our productivity. Although the bulk of our volume is consumed in the north, our investment in the new salt refinery will increase our productivity and our coverage of the other regions.”

One of the shareholders at the meeting, Sir Sunny Nwosu, acknowledged that the dividend for the year 2020 was more than that of last year. He also appreciated the corporate governance structure and the commitment of the management to the affairs of the company.

He hailed the issue of reduced borrowing as a good sign, and called for a wider geographical spread of the revenue base, to the East and West of the country.

At the AGM event, motions for the acceptance of the Annual Report and for the acceptance of the dividend of N0.40 per 50kobo share were moved, seconded and passed by the shareholders and proxies.

Also, three Directors, Olakunle Alake, Chris Ogbechie and Sada Ladan-Baki were re-elected into the Board by the shareholders.

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Dangote Seasoning to reward customers in Chop Life Promo

Dangote Classic Seasoning is set to reward its loyal customers in the consumer promotion tagged Dangote Seasoning Chop Life Promo with exciting gifts such as Cows, Rams, Electric Kettles, and lots more. Everyone is a winner in the Dangote Seasoning Chop Life Promo.
To win in the promotion, participants are to:
1. Buy a MINIMUM of two (2) Sachets of Dangote Classic Seasoning.
2. Take your sachets to the nearest redemption center to obtain a scratch card.
3. Scratch the card and what you see is what you WIN!
You can enter to win as many times as you wish by simply following the 3 steps above.
Other exciting prizes to be won include; Bags of Rice, Table Top Cookers, Sieves, and Millions of Naira worth of airtime.

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Message to Stakeholders

Dear Esteemed Customer and Stakeholder,

While efforts to contain the global COVID-19 epidemic continue to evolve, NASCON is taking proactive and voluntary steps to protect our customers, consumers and staff in our bid to continue to support and deliver quality nutritious products to our community.

We activated the measures below in readiness for a potential outbreak of COVID-19 in Nigeria:

  • Personal Hygiene: We instituted employee awareness trainings on precautionary measures in line with the guidelines provided by the Nigerian Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), the Federal and State governments.
    These include: regular washing of hands, the provision of alcohol-based sanitizers and infrared Thermometers in all our locations for both staff and visitors use.
  • Events and Outdoor Business Activities: We have suspended all company events, travels, and outdoor marketing activities. We have also instituted social distancing and ensured all staff who have just returned from travels are placed on self-isolation as necessary. We have equally taken measures to cancel all in-marketing activities and meetings of more than ten persons across all our offices and production facilities
  • Business Continuity: In the event that we encounter situations that caused interruption to normal business, the Dangote Group has a well-developed Business Continuity Plan (BCP) which ensures that we are able to maintain our operations and supply products to customers without compromising the safety of our staff.
  • Communication and Feedback: Our dedicated customer service team will ensure that we always update our stakeholders on the latest developments on how NASCON is responding to the challenges and provide support to our customers across board.
    We are also concerned about the pandemic, hence we will continue to prioritize safety by reviewing the above and swiftly respond to any prevailing circumstances.

If you have any customer or consumer questions/comments, please contact our customer service at 0700 888 0888 or via email at nasconcare@dangote.com.

For investor relations questions/comments, please email investors.nascon@dangote.com.

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NASCON Allied Industries PLC Partnering Host Communities

NASCON Allied Industries Plc, while partnering host communities to develop social co-existence, held a one-day sensitisation and engagement programme with Alayabiagba community, Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA, Lagos State today

Below are the pictures from the event:

L-R: Baale of Alayabiagba Community, Adesina Ojora; Group Social Specialist, HSSE, Dangote Industries Limited, Adenike Olaoye; Chairman, Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA, Hon. Abdulfatai Adekunle Ayoola; CFO, NASCON Allied Industries Plc, Aderemi Saka; and Head HSE, NASCON Allied Industries Plc, Jude Amaechi at the event

L-R: Baale of Alayabiagba Community, Adesina Ojora; Group Social Specialist, HSSE, Dangote Industries Limited, Adenike Olaoye; Chairman, Ajeromi Ifelodun LGA, Hon. Abdulfatai Adekunle Ayoola; CFO, NASCON Allied Industries Plc, Aderemi Saka; Head HSE, NASCON Allied Industries Plc, Jude Amaechi; Head of HR, NASCON Allied Industries Plc, Murtala Zubair; and HR Manager, Jamila Lawal

 

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NASCON Celebrates Customer Service Week 2019

NASCON Allied Industries dedicated a whole week in the month of October to celebrating Customer Service Week 2019.

The theme for the year was The Magic of Service and activities for the week ranged from happy hour (providing confectionaries for offices on a daily basis), to Customer Service quizzes sent out to evaluate staff’s knowledge where accuracy and speed was rewarded, and giving of gift items for winners of the quizzes.

On Thursday of the same week, staff were branded with a T-shirt to celebrate the event and a town hall meeting was held across the various SBUs.

The GMD addressed everyone on the magic of service as it applies to the workplace while the Head of HSE addressed the staff on safety in the work place and the joint responsibility of every member of the organization.

Staff from various departments in NASCON were rewarded for their dedication to service, other fun activities such a Dance competition and Fastest Fingers challenge for airtime also served to liven the day.

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Trade fair: LCCI commends Dangote investment drive, economic development

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has commended the contributions of Dangote Industries to the growth and development of the Nigerian economy

This was a highlight at the Dangote Day at the Lagos International Trade Fair in Lagos where top management members of the pan-African conglomerate, Dangote Group, reeled out efforts being made to get the Dangote Refinery and Dangote Fertilizer completed in record time.

In a statement the President of the LCCI, Mr. Babatunde Paul Ruwase, said the Dangote Group has added a lot of value to the growth of the Nigerian economy pointing out that if Nigeria would have fared better if the country could have two Dangote group.

Ruwase said that the activities of the Dangote Group show high degree of vision, creative thinking, research, innovation, hard work and industry, which he added, have culminated into what one can describe as the Dangote business and industrial empire today.

Giving his remarks at the event, the Group Managing Director, Olakunle Alake, who spoke through the company’s Director, Supply Chain, Dangote Cement, Knut Ulvmoen, said that the group would continue to invest  Nigeria’s economy.

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NASCON impacts neighboring communities during Global Sustainability Week 2019

The management team of the school (principals), and residents of Liverpool street were deeply elated as they appreciated the gesture and signaled their commitment to sustain the projects

Employees of NASCON Allied Industries engaged in environmental sanitation and waste management initiatives to better their environment and ensure lasting impact on neighbouring communities as part of activities marking the 2019 Global Sustainability Week

The events, which lasted for one week, commenced with a brief introduction from Head HSE, Jude Amaechi; he highlighted the purpose of the week, the objectives and the merits before handing over to the Chairman of the occasion.

The MD, Paul Farrer, explained the reasons behind the objectives and the impact the business will make from the 2019 Sustainability Week’s Theme. The event was held at NASCON Oregun Muster Point.

The team from Oregun embarked on an enlightenment campaign on waste management at the Oregun High School; delivering a sound lecture on waste management, and donating waste bins and NASCON Products to the school, while staff from the Apapa Plant also engaged in cleaning of refuse at Liverpool Street.

The management team of the school (principals), and residents of Liverpool street were deeply elated as they appreciated the gesture and signaled their commitment to sustain the projects.