Dangote group moves to curb illegal haulage

Marcus Amudipe
Marcus Amudipe

Dangote Group has revealed plans to put an end to the activities of some of its drivers whose activities pose an immense danger to other road users.

According to Leadership, the company has made several arrests of erring drivers and handed them over to relevant authorities.

It would be recalled that the management of the company solicited the help of members of the public to assist in apprehending truck drivers who are engaging in illegal haulage activities.

While it also announced a monetary reward for any member of the public who offered information that would lead to the arrest of such lawless persons by the law enforcement agents.

In 2018, the management disclosed that a sum of N250,000 would be given as a reward for any persons who help in tracking unscrupulous drivers and confiscation illegal goods.

The Dangote drivers’ Patrol team has made several more arrests and handed the offending drivers to Police and other relevant authorities for prosecution.

In a statement issued by Dangote Industries Limited and signed by its Group Chief Branding & Communications Officer, Mr. Anthony Chiejina, the company said “The Management of Dangote Industries Limited wishes to solicit the assistance of the general public in the fight to rid the organization of illegal haulage activities being perpetrated by some unscrupulous persons.”

To clarify its position, the management went on to list its products and goods which it’s over 10,000 trucks operating across the country and the neighbouring West African countries could convey.

It stated, “Dangote Trucks are permitted to transport only the following materials: Dangote Cement Plc – Dangote Cement, Limestone, High-Grade Gypsum, and Coal; Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc- Dangote Sugar; NASCON Allied Industries Plc – Dangote Salt & DanQ Seasoning; and Dangote Packaging Limited – Bags.”

“We hereby alert the public to report any suspected Dangote Truck driver involved in illegal haulage supported with credible evidence of such act,” the statement added.

While the Police and other law enforcement agents have been authorized to arrest any Dangote Truck driver and vehicle involved in any such illegal activities, the company’s management also urged members of the public to assist in this drive for the common good.

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