Dangote Group has stated that a truck carrying petroleum product which exploded on Friday in Ogun State does not belong to it.
Dangote Group has denied ownership of the truck that exploded and claimed several lives following an accident that occurred at Ishara Bridge along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
KanyiDaily recalls that no fewer than 17 persons were burnt to death on Friday in an accident involving a Mazda bus coming from Lagos and a truck that was coming from Ibadan.
In a statement on Friday, February 18, the Dangote Group said the truck, which reportedly bears the logo, ‘Dangote Flour’, does not belong to its company as Dangote Flour Mills was acquired in 2019 by Olam International, a subsidiary of Crown Flour Mills Ltd.
The statement reads, “Our attention has been drawn to some online media reports that a truck conveying petroleum product, which was involved in a fatal crash that claimed several lives, belongs to Dangote Flour.
“The truck bearing the logo of Dangote Flour was said to have been involved in an accident in Ogun State.
“However, contrary to a report by the Federal Road Safety Commission, the said truck does not belong to the Dangote Group.
“It should be noted that Olam International Ltd, makers of Crown Flour products, acquired Dangote Flour in 2019 in a widely publicised deal. The company now fully belongs to Olam.
“The loss of lives in this instance is regrettable and saddening. The public is advised to take note of this clarification.”
KanyiDaily had also reported how five persons were burnt beyond recognition and many others injured after a kerosene tanker exploded at the popular Kubwa Market in Abuja.
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