Reps Threaten Arrest of Management of Dangote Cement

Following the failure of the management of Dangote Cement to appear before the House of Representatives Joint Committee on the arbitrary increase in the price of cement, the committee has threatened to arrest the management of Dangote Cement if it fails to appear at its next hearing.

The Chairman of the committee Mr. Johnathan Gaza said that they were supposed to appear to address the problem of cement increase in the country.

The special panel while advocating for the downward review of cement prices, expressed worry over the increase in cement prices and the untold hardships it has brought upon many Nigerians.

They directed the Cement Manufacturers Association of Nigeria and the Central Bank of Nigeria to appear before the committee in the next two weeks.

Mr. Gaza said the committee will deliberate on the measures necessary to address the situation for the benefit of the people.

They want to over-profit without any sense of empathy for the citizens. I think it calls for a rethink of the position of the government. 

“On Dangote my ruling is simple. The laws have given us the necessary powers but we owe you a duty of care. We are going to give you one more chance. We are going to communicate a date. 

“Failure to comply with that date, a subpoena will be issued, a warrant of arrest will be given for you to cause appearance before the National Assembly, and no single individual is bigger than the parliament of his country.

“No single Nigerian is bigger than the National Assembly,” Mr Gaza said.





Emmanuel Ukoh

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