Dangote Sacks 109 Workers,115 More To Follow
Citing various offences ranging from theft of company property, disregard for traffic rules and ownership of illegal haulage, Dangote Group has fired 109 workers at its Obajana Cement Company in Kogi State.
The Coordinator of the company’s Patrol Team, Mr Abdullahi Magaji, disclosed this to newsmen on Tuesday at the Obajana premises of the factory.
Magaji said that the dismissed workers were among the 244 suspects arrested between May and November this year for various offences.
According to him, they include erring drivers, owners of illegal haulage, and those stealing the company’s property among others.
He said that other 115 workers were being remanded in prison custody pending the determination of their cases.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) quoted him as saying that: “I am happy to inform you that we have arrested and recovered five stolen trucks; but unfortunately, the products have been stolen.
“It is interesting to note that one of the kingpins, Samaila Yakubu, who specialized in stealing our trucks in collaboration with some drivers and buyers, has also been arrested.
“It is this group that has been terrorizing our trucks in the South East and South South axis,” Magaji, a former Commissioner of Police said.
The coordinator said that the President of Dangote Group, Alh Aliko Dangote, had directed that misconducts by drivers should be reduced to the barest minimum.
“We have pasted warnings clearly on the cab of all our trucks prohibiting carrying of goods and passengers apart from company’s products.