The state’s government decision to exempt the truck drivers has been met with criticisms from some quarters.
Speaking at a press briefing in the state on Monday, Abiodun stated that Dangote and other businesses given exceptions have been identified as critical stakeholders in the state.
“I really wonder what the people are crying about. Dangote is not the only one that we gave the approval to conduct their businesses because we have identified them as critical stakeholders in the state.
“We’ve done the same for Lafarge and a few others as well. First of all, Dangote is the person leading the private sector and the CBN initiative to support the entire country during this exercise and that group today has raised about N20bn.
“So, when people start saying things like this, I don’t know how many Dangotes are there in this country or on this continent. As far as I know, Dangote is the African richest man today.”
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