The Producers Affiliation of Nigeria (MAN) has condemned Wednesday’s invasion of Dangote Cement Plant in Obajana, Kogi State by the safety brokers.
The State Home of Meeting had earlier ordered the shutdown of the cement plant over possession tussle and alleged environmental air pollution.
To implement the order, the state authorities deployed safety operatives to the manufacturing facility to seal it.
Nevertheless, the transfer was resisted by the employees and a fracas ensued.
No less than seven workers of Dangote Cement have been shot within the pandemonium.
The injured individuals are at the moment receiving remedy in hospitals throughout the state.
In an announcement issued a couple of hours later, the state’s Commissioner for Data, Kingsley Fanwo, stated workers of Dangote Cement got here out with arms and ammunition to confront the federal government’s officers.
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He stated a yet-to-be-identified youth was shot throughout the conflict.
Nevertheless, the MAN President, Engr. Mansur Ahmed, who addressed journalists at a press convention to herald the affiliation’s fiftieth Annual Normal Assembly (AGM) on Thursday, described the invasion of the plant as unacceptable.
The AGM is slated to carry from October 17 -19 in Abuja.
He stated the federal government’s motion would discourage new investments within the state.
Ahmed stated: “The motion seems to be taken by the federal government and it’s alleged to be an effort for some alleged declare on some alleged cost of taxes that haven’t been made or recovered from the corporate.
“You can’t use strong-arm ways to close them down or impose very extreme restrictions on their operations merely to pressure them. That is unlawful and I consider that what has occurred is not going to occur in a traditional working surroundings.”
He stated the affiliation has reported the matter to the Ministry of Business, Commerce, and Funding for decision
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