The Dangote group has said that the truck involved in a fatal accident which claimed several lives on Friday does not belong to the company as reported by some online media platforms.
A statement by the Group Chief Branding and Communication Officer (GCBCO) of
Dangote Group Anthony Chiejina, said the truck does not belong to the Dangote Group.
The statement clarified also that Olam International Ltd, makers of Crown Flour products, acquired Dangote Flour in 2019 in a widely publicized deal, adding that the company now fully belongs to Olam.
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 publicized 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