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Aliko Dangote Woos Ibeju-Lekki Chiefs with Cash & Cars for Lands for his Refinery & Petrochemical Project



Aliko Dangote in Ibeju Lekki, Lagos - February 2014 - BellaNaija - 024

Nigerian business mogul Aliko Dangote on Sunday 9th February 2014, enticed local chiefs with cash and car gifts to give their lands to a Lagos free Trade Zone Project.

Aliko was taken on a visit to the residents of Ibeju-Lekki communities by Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola. Sahara Reporters reveals.

Inhabitants of the several villages in the interlocking communities, said they were cut out of plans to help resettle or be compensated by chiefs to displace them for Dangote’s prospected refinery and petrochemical project.

Residents resisted moving even after the Lagos state government told the police force a few days ago to dislodge them.

But on Sunday, Fashola cut land deals that would shortchange residents.

Aliko Dangote announced his decision to build refineries in 2013.

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  1. no heart to hate

    February 10, 2014 at 11:10 am


  2. dram

    February 10, 2014 at 11:14 am


  3. sigh

    February 10, 2014 at 11:24 am

    Gross kowtowing

  4. Vanessa

    February 10, 2014 at 11:24 am

    no be small hmmm

  5. Er Uwata a Kano.

    February 10, 2014 at 11:29 am

    Kawu Aliko, ka je ka gina wanan refinery din a Kano ko Kaduna ko Sokoto ko Jigawa.
    Ka dena sa wa bairabe kayan cin gaba a garin su.

    • eesha

      February 10, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      And what business is it of yours that he is situating the refineries in Lagos and not Kano or Kaduna or Sokoto. It is people like you that start tribal wahala. Face your work.

    • Er Uwata a Kano.

      February 10, 2014 at 1:58 pm

      Uban ki ya ci uwarshi!
      shegiya er iska kawai!

    • Teris

      February 10, 2014 at 1:49 pm

      na wa for u o.
      take a moment to research the economic implications of what u are suggesting, and then really consider the basis of ur request.

  6. Er Uwata a Kano.

    February 10, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Kowa ya san wai Bairabe ba si da mutunci, suna da rashin kunya.
    Ka kiyaye su.
    irin wanan halin ba dadi.

  7. hanee

    February 10, 2014 at 11:34 am

    All the land owners are in trouble

  8. Mercee

    February 10, 2014 at 11:43 am

    “Aliko Dangote announced his decision to build refineries in 2013.” BN Team, really?

  9. Wale

    February 10, 2014 at 11:45 am

    What about the environment? What impact studies were done? Lagos is going to the dogs mehn!

    • Ricky

      February 10, 2014 at 1:21 pm

      You are the dog here if you can confidently post this comment without showing us proof that these studies haven’t been carried out, or that they won’t be done.

    • Olu

      February 10, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Gbam! Please say that again!

    • Codedone

      March 27, 2014 at 4:11 pm

      This is Naija. That U sound confident that these studies have been or will be done shows a level of ignorance that is scary. And even if they have been done, what abt the implementation of whatever recommendations are made.

  10. Jane Public

    February 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    here they are selling their future for peanuts. Collect peanuts today that will not even last beyond 2014, max a few years (in the case of cars) and give Dangote free pass for trillions forever. 160 million mumu. At least it is in Lekki. When the shit hits the fan, it is the rich and their cronies in lekki and the surrounding areas that will be affected.

  11. Tee

    February 10, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    I don’t care how,just provide employment for our people and the neighbouring community in Ibeju,Eleko will def benefit as well.Enough of subsidy jokers,Alison Madueke you can take a cue from here.Instead of stacking the cash you and your bro make from his oil-block and the $500,000 cash you charge upfront in Europe,create employmt for nigerians.It is not good to steal and be foolish enuff to just stack..Same goes to all political thieves out there.Uncle Jonah only passed a bill(death penalty) for 419/yahoo guys leaving out the real culprits.This goes on to show that corruption will never stop in our govt since there is no law to deter politicians or should I say,they are above the law.whicheva way pls when you steal try to channel it into creating employment for the youth of this country,to reduce violence and yahooboys on the street.We are blessed with tons of mineral resources,chinese and Indians are just looting the resources cus we do not have a system in place.We can be the next China in terms of manufacturing thereby creating employment for the masses, growing the economy,reducing mortality rate if health care centres are easily accessible/affordable by all,infact I taya sef for the talk.

  12. slice

    February 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    So who actually owns the land? The pple or the chiefs? Good development as long as they paid the actual owners and are not just silencing them. But also hope this thg is not too close to residential areas

  13. isaid!

    February 10, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Let him start already. as long as jobs are created, let them sell to him biko!!

  14. MOYO

    February 10, 2014 at 12:33 pm

    I hope an environmental impact assessment report has been done on the project

  15. Mike

    February 10, 2014 at 12:40 pm

    This pictures make me laugh. See how Fashola is looking into Dangote’s eyes like a man in love with s woman. He is under the influence of money, big money.

    • koko

      February 10, 2014 at 4:23 pm


  16. Iris

    February 10, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    So we’re regressing to colonialist tactics in 2014, when other governments are holding extractive industries responsible for their actions. They didn’t say anything about providing the people in the local area with jobs or how they’re going to do this responsibly so that pollution in the one untouched part of Lagos is minimized. They are turning to outright bribery of the local chiefs who probably will drink this money. When will we learn in this country?

  17. why

    February 10, 2014 at 6:56 pm

    Is it part of the plan to destroy Lagos environmentally? You forget dangote is Hausa?

  18. Stephanie

    February 11, 2014 at 6:46 am

    This man isn’t ready to stop being rich sha….hehehe!

  19. Vic Da Blogger

    August 13, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Hopefully more jobs would be created.

    Truth is, in a situation like this everyone is not supposed to be happy.

    But really, at the end of the day it’s really for good.

  20. Deee

    August 16, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Unbelievable! When they do nothing, you complain! When they do something good, you still complain. Every city in every country looks for development investment. Virtually any large city in any country in the world would beg to have this kind of project within their city limits! However, I think some poverty-minded people are just bent on keeping everyone with them in the stone age. Do you suppose investors would come investing billions of dollars of their own money without knowing the impact on the environment they and their employees will be working and living in? Or you suppose the investors trying to make their returns want to lose their investment because of such a simple step as an EIA assessment (FYI these days, companies conduct both Environmental and Social impact assessments)? There are very few brand new factories and refineries built in the world today; most of them have been existing but are continuously re-maintained. Modern day industrial design addresses a lot of previous concerns about pollution and environmental impact. You cannot try comparing the performance of a brand new Toyota Camry today with that of a Peugeot 404 of 1976! This project is large and complex, but will bring a lot of good to the people and the larger society.

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