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Africa’s richest man and President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, on Friday promised more jobs for Nigerians as he hosted 10 governors under the auspices of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum at the Dangote Industrial Complex in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.
The Chairman of the NGF and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi, led other governors on the facility tour of Dangote Refinery, Dangote Fertiliser, port and jetty around the Lekki Free Trade Zone.
Other governors that were present were Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State; Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State; Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State; Simon Lalong of Plateau State; and Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State.
Others were Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State; Godwin Obaseki of Edo State; Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State; and Abdulfatai Abdulrazaq of Kwara State.
Fayemi, who spoke on behalf of his colleagues, described the visit as inspiring, while encouraging public officials, especially those associated with the industry, to endeavour to also visit the industrial complex so they could offer support in ways they could.
Fayemi said, “We have been inspired by your vision, hard work and sense of possibility. You have made us to appreciate that Nigeria can go places if only we are visionary and determined.
“We want to use the opportunity to thank you for all the support you have rendered to the Nigerian Governors’ Forum alongside your friend, Bill Gates, particularly our recent trip to Washington to which you contributed a great deal and which your foundation continues to work on human capital development, primary health care development.”
On behalf of the governors, Fayemi, who described the project a pride to Africa, presented a letter to Dangote and his foundation, urging him not to relent in giving hope to Nigerians.
When asked if the governors had come to invest in Dangote’s refinery or to offer support to him, Fayemi said government did not have to invest but to provide an enabling environment for businesses to succeed and thrive.
“The value government will add to projects like this is to have the right policy and the right incentive,” he said.
In his remarks, Dangote thanked the governors for the visit, saying, “We will continue to make you proud, invest in Nigeria, create jobs and invest where we belong. We promise we will spend more money going forward. You can see the challenges we are facing here but as soon as we finish, we intend to assist a lot of Nigerians by pumping money into health, education and capital development.”
Sanwo-Olu expressed delight with the project, saying, “Part of the things we will be doing here is new infrastructure. There will be road connections straight to Epe, Ijebu Ode and one back to Lagos.
“We realise that once this project is completed, they will need to transport their products.
PDP Reacts To Dethronement of Sanusi As Emir of Kano
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called the dethronement of Emir Muhammad Sanusi II, by the Kano state government a huge political blunder.
The PDP in a statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated that the timing of the action is worrisome.
The statement read: “The PDP however calls for calm and circumspection from all quarters, especially, given the security and political stability concerns in our nation.”
Recall that the State Government dethroned Muhammad Sanusi II over what it described as disrespect of lawful instructions from Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State and other lawful authorities.
Just few hours after he was removed, a new Emir, Aminu Ado Bayero, was immediately appointed by the state government as the 15th Emir of Kano to replace Sanusi.
The Peoples Democratic Party further noted the deposition of Emir Muhammad Sanusi II by the Kano state government at a time that the nation is battling worsening insecurity challenges shows the insensitivity and poor appraisal of core national stability issues by the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.
The PDP, however called for calm and circumspection from all quarters, especially, given the security and political stability concerns in the nation
Women Exchange Blows Over Toilet Roll As Coronavirus Causes Shortage
A video has surfaced online showing the moment three women physically assaulted each other over a pack of toilet rolls as Coronavirus causes shortage.
The incident, according to reports, happened in Australia as citizens of the country are stocking up on supplies just in case the worst happens and it is leading to altercations.
The video shows one of the women with a trolley stacked with packs of toilet rolls in a shopping centre and the other woman wanted only one pack but she wouldn’t agree.
As she also desperately needed some of the scarce product, she insisted to get one at all cost, resulting in an altercation and physical attacks.
The Australian police have charged the women over the fight.
More than 102 000 people have been infected and the death toll keeps increasing by the day.
Former President Obasanjo Speaks On Removal Of Sanusi As Emir of Kano
A former President, Olusegun Obasanjo has broken his silence following the dethronement of Sanusi as the Emir of Kano. Recall that Governor Abdullahi Ganduje-led governement on Monday dethroned Sanusi as Emir of Kano for being disrespectful to lawful authorities.
Reacting, Obasanjo in a statement he personally signed on Monday, said Sanusi’s dethronment was good and bad. According to him, the dethronment is good because Sanusi has paid the price.
The statement, which was shared by Senator Dino Melaye on Twitter reads, “I woke up this morning and after my morning exercise and meeting with my staff, I heard the sad and good news of your removal by the Executive Counicl of the Kano State Government.
“It is sad because it is underserved, it is good because you have paid the price. My prayer is that God should give you the fortitude and the courage to continue in the path that you have chosen for yourself in the best interest of our country and humanity.
“Please accept, Your Royal Highness the assurance of my highest consideration.”
Meanwhile, one of the sons of late Emir of Kano, Ado Bayero, Aminu Ado Bayero was immediatemy named as the 15th Fulani Emir of the state.