Our reporter| The federal government on Friday said an agreement has been reached between the Kogi state government and Dangote Group to reopen the Obajana cement plant.
Minister of police affairs, Mohammed Dingyadi made the disclosure to reporters shortly after the national security council meeting in Abuja.
The Kogi government and Dangote Group have been at loggerheads after the state sealed off the cement plant over ownership tussle.
While the Benue state government claims that the purported transfer of the facility to Dangote was not properly done, Dangote on the other hand said its acquisition of the cement plant followed due process.
Speaking on Friday, Dingyadi said an agreement has been reached to ensure the re-opening of the plant to give room for peace in the state.
“An agreement has been reached between the Kogi state government and the Dangote Cement in Kogi on the need to re-open the factory and ensure that there is peace in the state,” he said.
“Government is committed to the provision of employment to its citizens rather than closing factories that will make people unemployed and we do hope that the parties involved will respect this agreement and come to terms with the memorandum of understanding signed by the parties involved.”
According to the minister, the agreement was reached under the supervision of Ibrahim Gambari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari.