29 January 2013

Nigeria: Company to Protect Workers Against Malaria

Yola — Savannah Sugar Company, Numan, a subsidiary of Dangote Group, has re-iterated it's commitment to ensure that its workers are protected against malaria for maximum production.

Acting Managing Director of the Company, Mr T.A Todi, gave the assurance in Yola at the presentation of a malaria research work on the workers in the company titled " Malaria and workers productivity at Numan sugar cane plantation".

Todi said that the research which showed that malaria will affect worker's productivity by 10 per cent was serious and that the management would look into with it and address it.

Todi lauded the NGO, Common Heritage Foundation and other stakeholders like the World Bank, Modibbo Adama University, Michigan State University, and University of East Anglia involved in the research work and assured them of the continuous support and cooperation of the company on such issues bordering on the welfare of workers.

In his remarks on behalf of the team of researchers, Prof Oladele Akogun, said the research on how malaria infection influence labour productivity was carried out among sugar cane cutters at savannah plantation in Numan, Adamawa state and that malaria effect could affect workers productivity by 10 per cent.

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