Alhaji Aliko Dangote, President, Dangote Group

Why Ogun exempts Dangote’s trucks from COVID-19 statewide lockdown

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The Ogun State Government has exempted trucks belonging to Dangote Plc from the restriction of movement order during the 14-day lockdown in the state.

Mr. Tokunbo Talabi, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), in a statement said the company’s trucks were exempted because of essential multi-sectoral services it is rendering to the public.

SSG’s letter dated April 4 and titled, “COVID-19 Lockdown: Exemption of Dangote Trucks” read: “This is to confirm that Dangote Plc trucks are exempted from the restriction of movement and total lockdown of the State as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“You are requested to permit the trucks move freely within the state because of essential multi-sectoral services the company renders to the public.”

Hon. Remmy Hazzan, Special Adviser to Governor Dapo Abiodun on Public Communications, was reported to have confirmed the authenticity of the letter.

Hazzan said the company’s trucks were exempted because the company is into food processing and also conveys food items.

“Yes, it is true that government exempted Dangote Trucks from the restriction order movement.

“The service the company is rending now falls under the Presidential Exemption List,” he added.

The state sit-at-home order enters day three Monday, April 6 with total compliance by residents across the state.

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