Dangote trucks exempted from Covid-19 lockdown


    On Friday, the Ogun state government announced the closure of 12 major roads into the state to prevent any vehicular movement within and outside Ogun. However, the state government, through a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Tokunbo Talabi, on Saturday, told security and traffic agencies to exempt Dangote trucks from the movement restriction order.

   The letter reads: “This is to confirm that Dangote Plc. trucks are exempted from the restrictions of movement and total lockdown of the state as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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

   Meanwhile, the Senior Special Assistant to Governor Abiodun on New Media, Emmanuel Ojo, said the state government has granted exemption to all manufacturers of essential food items like rice, sugar, noodles, flour, salt, water, dairy foods, detergents and others. He said it was not only Dangote that received the exemption.  However, Nigerians are seeking to know why Dangote was the only company mentioned in the said letter.