Kogi indigents across board under the proactive leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello remained committed to reclaiming Obajana Cement Factory. This decision stands and unchanged as plans to go to court has commenced.
As Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Kogi State between 2017 and 2018, I once initiated an advocacy for Dangote Group to establish a healthy relationship with the host community and the state. This request as presumed was immaturely aborted and brutally sabotaged.
Fast forward to October 2022, the Executive Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency Governor Yahaya Bello, began to sing aloud the melody on the lips of over 4 million Kogi people over the continuous maltreatment being faced due to the negligence behaviors displayed by the Dangote Group over the decades.
Despite making huge amounts of monies from the natural resources deposited in the state, Dangote Cement has failed to perform the expected corporate social responsibilities to host community and Kogi State, just as the Dangote Group is doing in States such as Lagos, Kano, Abuja, and even some African countries.
I therefore expressly commend the audacity of Governor Yahaya Bello for taking the bold step to initiate the procedure of reclaiming this vital asset that belongs to the people of Kogi State and not an individual parading himself as the ‘right’ owner.
We believe as Kogiets that the interest of every Kogi citizens both home and abroad is paramount to the state government under the leadership of Governor Yahaya Bello, and he would not jeopardize the already initiated action plan for the cement factory in Obajana to be reclaimed.
Yahaya Bello is representing well.
Yahaya Bello means well for Kogi State.
God bless Kogi State.