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Truck in Okene accident doesn’t belong to Dangote Cement Plc –Management

*Dangote Cement Plc expresses sadness and consoles with families of the victims of the recent accident along Okene-Lokoja Bypass, clarifying that the truck laden with bags of cement involved in the mishap does not belong to the company

Alexander Davis | ConsumerConnect

Dangote Cement Plc has clarified that a truck laden with bags of cement that collided with a bus on Okene-Lokoja bypass, in Kogi State of Nigeria, leading to the death of some passengers in the process does not belong to the company.

ConsumerConnect reports Dangote Group, however, expressed sadness over the incident, and condoled with the families of the victims.

The conglomerate also urged the public to disregard the erroneous news, that its truck was responsible for the fatal accident.

Mr. Tony Chiejina, Dangote Group’s Chief Branding and Communications Officer at Dangote Group, in a statement issued Monday, April 29, 2024, explained that from various background checks from the company’s Transport and Logistics Unit, the truck in question belonged to a third party, who was using it for his cement business.

Chiejina stated that the truck “does not belong to Dangote Cement.”

According to him, Dangote Cement has put several measures in place to curb the menace of road accidents.

Some of these measures, he disclosed, include frequent and regular training for drivers, constant checks, and maintenance of trucks among others.

Contrary to reports alluding the ownership of the truck to Dangote Cement, the Chief Branding and Communications Officer declared: “We state categorically, that the truck laden with cement, which was involved in the said crash does not belong to us.”

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