Protesting Youths Give Dangote 3-Days Ultimatum to Cede Company to Kogi Govt

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The face-off between the Kogi state government and Dangote Group over ownership of cement plant in Obajana has resulted in an unusual uprising in the state.

Youth groups across the different local governments launched massive protests, giving Dangote Group a three-day deadline to cede the company.

Hundreds of protesters carrying various placards halted operations in Obajana, Ankpa, and other mining communities on Tuesday.

The protests spread to Lokoja local government, the state capital, Ogori, and other areas yesterday, with citizens declaring their support for their Governor, Yahaya Bello.

Students were left out in the uproar. The National Association of Kogi State Students has threatened to seek international justice for the state.

As the protests gain traction, Dangote trailers are reportedly being barred from entering the state, with the youths threatening to shut down any Dangote Group activity in the state.

Meanwhile, Dangote Group has maintained that the Obajana cement plant, which was originally established by the state government, does not belong to Kogi.

However, Kogi state government is insisting that all records and documents proved that the largest cement plant in Africa was solely owned by the state government.


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