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Kogi offers Dangote land for refinery

By on July 21, 2013

The Kogi State Government has allocated 20,000 hectares of land to Dangote Group for sugar plantation and sugar refinery, to be cited in the state.

Governor Idris Wada, who made the announcement after Dangote Foundation donated N220m to support 22,000 women across the state’s 21 local government areas, promised the company will continue to support the economic development programme in the state.

A statement by Dangote on Thursday said besides the allocation of the land, the President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, was also made an honorary member of the Kogi State Executive Council.

While appreciating the gesture, Dangote promised to continue working with the state 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.

It would be recalled that Dangote Foundation last Thursday continued the distribution of N10bn grants to all the women and youths in the local governments across the country, in Lokoja, Kogi State.