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Recession: Dangote sacks 109 workers, 115 others await fate



Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote

The current economic recession in Nigeria seems to be taking a toll on Dangote Group, as the company recently dismissed 109 workers at Obajana Cement Company in Kogi State.

Mr Abdulahi Magaji who is the coordinator of the company’s patrol team revealed this on Tuesday, December 6 at the Obajana premises of the company.

Vanguard reports that Magaji said the dismissed workers were among the 244 suspects arrested between May and November for illegal haulage, stealing and other activities contrary to the company’s stipulation.

He said 115 more workers were awaiting the outcome of investigation and were remanded in prison.

He said: “I am happy to inform you that we have arrested and recovered five stolen trucks; but unfortunately, the products have been stolen. “It is interesting to note that one of the kingpins, Samaila Yakubu, who specialised in stealing our trucks in collaboration with some drivers and buyers, has also been arrested.

“It is this group that has been terrorising our trucks in the South East and South South axis.”

Magaji said Alhaji Aliko Dangote directed that misconducts by drivers should be reduced to the barest minimum.

“We have pasted warnings clearly on the cab of all our trucks prohibiting carrying of goods and passengers apart from company’s products.

“We are calling on the law enforcement agencies to support the efforts of the Dangote Group in arresting those who break the laws of the company.”