Foremost businessman Aliko Dangote has donated N50 million to victims of the clash between farmers and herders on the Mambilla Plateau, Sardauna local government of Taraba State.
Dangote said the donation will alleviate the suffering of victims who have been displaced from their homes.
The businessman also condoled with the government and people on the demise of former Governor Danbaba Suntai.
He made the donation when he visited Governor Darius Ishaku in Jalingo
Dangote also signed an agreement with the government to invest in farming, particularly in out-growers seeds and fertilizer.
“I am here to show that we, as a company, are very serious about investing in agriculture. Our investment in cement grew from zero to 45 million tonnes, and in few years, it would grow to about 80 million tonnes. That is the trajectory we are looking at in agriculture,” Dangote said.
He promised to empower the immediate communities and not only to enrich his company, if given a clement environment to operate.
Responding, Ishaku said: “We have built a 7.5km road from Jalingo to Kona, and designing another road to Lau. By next time, we shall drive smoothly to Lau. What you (Dangote) only need is infrastructure; to clear all the encumbrances. I believe the projects will showcase Taraba to the country and the world. Dangote’s visit will unlock the keys of Taraba to business successes. I welcome Dangote, not only as a brother, but because of his courage in making things happen. I admire him too. It is idleness that makes people fight. I want to change Taraba from a civil service state to an economically vibrant one”.