Dangote responds to criticism of border closure exemption, Hammers Bloomberg

Posted by on Nov 10, 2020, Under: News

Dangote responds to criticism of border closure exemption, Hammers Bloomberg

The Dangote Group has responded to a recent report published in Bloomberg that their cement company has been exempted from closing its land border by the Nigerian government.

The report says Dangote Cement can still export products despite the federal government’s closure of land borders, thus gaining an “unfair” advantage.

Responding to this in a statement to POLITICS NIGERIA, signed by Timilekhin Oyedar, the cement giant said the report was “misleading.”

“Contrary to reports from Bloomberg that Dangote Cement has received exclusive permission to export cement across land borders, there are reports that other companies have also received permission to export across land borders. The Nigerian Customs Service said the gas company also received presidential approval to move goods across land borders. ”

“Joseph Attah, Nigerian Customs, would explain over the phone from Lagos.”

“Dangote Cement and other companies in July 2020 received a partial special permit for the export of their products with a certain sequence of crossing the Ilela land border in Sokoto state and the Oumbe land border in Ogun state,” the company explained. “

Dangote Group’s head of branding and communications, Mr Anthony Chiejina, said the report is misleading and harmful as it only focuses on Dangote Cement as the sole beneficiary of the partial special permit.

Source: – Politics of Nigeria.


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