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Dangote - Job Creation, Only Way-Out of Boko Haram

May 9, 2014

Isiaka Wakili

The President of Dangote Group of Companies, Aliko Dangote, has said that the only way-out of the Boko Haram insurgency is job creationg.

Dangote said this in Abuja this morning at the opening plenary session of the ongoing World Economic Forum on Africa.

He was talking about his company's investment in sugar production in the North-eastern part of Nigeria.

Dangote specifically noted that his company was investing in Adamawa State where, he said, was inflicted by the Boko Haram insurgency.

"We are investing in sugar production in the North-East, Adamawa in particulal where there is Boko Haram. The only way to solve Boko Haram is to create jobs", he said.

According to him, Africans must learn to trade within; while governments must create enabling environment for businesses.

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Source: AllAfrica