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Dangote shares N850m in compensation for refinery land owners

As part of compliance for extant laws, Dangote Group has commenced the disbursement of more than N850m as compensation to land owners affected by its sugar refinery project in Tunga, Awe Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.

Business Hilights gathered that the site, a 60,000 hectare, was acquired by the group for the construction of the refinery.

Deputy Governor of the state, Silas Agara, who disbursed the funds to the beneficiaries on Thursday in Lafia, cautioned against impersonation and any act that would disrupt the project.

According to him, government would sanction anyone sabotaging the effort, and assured that all those whose land was taken would be duly compensated.

While stressing that the sugar refinery project was a rare privilege that would turn around the economic fortune of the community and state at large, Agara lauded the community for their peaceful disposition since the acquisition of their farmlands and called for more cooperation for the success of the project.

Earlier, the traditional ruler of the area, Mohammed Ibrahim Shuaibu, commended the Dangote Group for the compensation, explaining that names of the beneficiaries were compiled by a committee that included members of the community.

The royal father further assured the company of the community’s full support and cooperation, for the take off and smooth operation of the sugar refinery.