by Stanley Azuakola
Nigerian businessman, Aliko Dangote, says that he appreciates the gesture of the Kogi state government which allocated 20,000 hectares of land to Dangote Group for sugar plantation and sugar refinery, to be cited in the state.
The Kogi governor, Idris Wada, announced the donation when the Dangote Foundation donated N220m to support 22,000 women across the state’s 21 local government areas. The government also made Dangote an honorary member of the Kogi state Executive Council.
Dangote promised that his company will continue to support the economic development programme in the state, work with the government to create more jobs and alleviate poverty.
He said the sugar plantation and sugar refinery to be built in Kogi was expected to directly employ 30,000 workers, excluding other indirect workers.