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Kogi State Assembly Is Gutted By Fire

This would not prevent the assembly from carrying out its responsibilities, as the house’s resolution regarding Dangote Cement Plc stands.

Fire may have destroyed the Kogi State House of Assembly, according to reports.

The fire started around 8 a.m. on Monday, October 10, 2022, and completely destroyed the assembly gallery.

What led to the outbreak of the fire:At the time of filing this report on Monday morning, no one knew what caused the fire.

What was said by the state government:Speaking to journalists at the assembly complex, Prince Mathew Kolawole, Speaker of the House, stated that the house will permit security agencies to investigate the incident.

However, he stated that the assembly would still be able to carry out its duties given that the house’s resolution regarding Dangote Cement Plc stands.

Kogi Dangote Cement timeline
October 5th:The Dangote Cement factory in Obajana, Kogi State, has been sealed by the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service (KGIRS).

The Kogi State House of Assembly is said to have supported the move.

Kingsley Fanwo, the Kogi State Commissioner for Information, was quoted as saying: “Pursuant to the Constitutional authorities of the Kogi State House of Assembly, and upon petition by the people of Kogi State, an investigation was carried out on the acquisition of Obajana Cement Company by Dangote Company.

“It was found that no valid acquisition took place, as Dangote could not show evidence of what was paid as consideration for the acquisition.

When approximately 500 armed individuals entered the Dangote Cement factory in Obajana Kogi State, at least 7 employees were reportedly shot, and several others sustained injuries On Oct.6th.

The majority of the men, according to a source who identified some of them as thugs, were said to have come from the Kogi State Government’s State Vigilantes and Hunters.

The members of the vigilante group were armed in a variety of ways, including local and a variety of rifles, according to a statement from Dangote Group.

According to the statement issued by the Corporate Communications Department of Dangote Group, Nasir Ochi, the security adviser to the governor and state director-general of Lands, was in charge of the vigilantes’ group.Jerry Omodara (rtd) and other high-ranking government officials from Kogi State.

It was also noted that upon seeing the intruders, residents and passersby fled for safety.The statement also stated that seven cement company employees were receiving medical attention at hospitals for gunshot wounds.

While Dangote Cement Plc investigates all legal options to address the illegal shutdown of its Obajana plant by the Kogi government, the company’s management has appealed to all of its employees and customers to remain calm on Oct. 7th.

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