After failing to blackmail several top Nigerians, a SPONSORED TWITTER PREDATOR, AHMED MADAKI seeks out another victim. This time, the hardworking Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote; but it is a journey that has ended even before it began.
Recalled last week, Madaki, through his twitter handle – @agjm075, posted a SPONSORED PIECE that the Federal Government of Nigeria in partnership with Aliko Dangote’s company, Dangote Group have flooded the Nigerian market with imported poisonous Genetic Modified rice – GMO. Investigation by this newspaper revealed that the broadcast is another cheap blackmail against the popular business tycoon and his company which has passion to touch lives by delivering the best products and services to its valuable customers and stakeholders.
What many may not know is that the Dangote Group has stopped importation of rice for local cultivation since 2014. See facts below:
- In 2014: Dangote Group signed $1billion agreement with FG or integrated rice production in Kebbi, Niger, Jigawa and Kwara
- In 2016: The Group started a multibillion naira Rice Outgrower Scheme over 8,000 hectares in Hadejia, Jigawa State
- In 2016: It created over 10,000 jobs (Direct and indirect) to farmers who are an integral part of the Rice Outgrower Scheme
- FARO 44 rice seeds distributed to farmers during the Outgrower Scheme was sourced from Africa Rice and certified by the National Agricultural Seeds Council.
“The intent of these broadcasts is to bring into disrepute the hard earned reputation of Dangote and actualization of its vision of making Nigeria self-sufficient in rice production” a source noted.
One question begging for an answer is that with the ever watchful eagle eyes of NAFDAC, SON, CPC with mandate to ensure food safety, how can a large organization like Dangote import and flood the market with poisonous rice?
Dangote Group is one of the most diversified business conglomerates in Africa with a hard-earned reputation for excellent business practices and products’ quality with its operational headquarters in the bustling metropolis of Lagos, Nigeria in West Africa.
Since inception, the Group has experienced phenomenal growth on account of quality of its goods and services, its focus on cost leadership and efficiency of its human capital. Today, Dangote Group is a multi-billion Naira company poised to reach new heights, in every endeavour competing with itself to better the past.
-Sylvester O. Sylvester