The National Security Council says it ordered the reopening of the Obajana Cement Company is for the sake of peace and the country’s economic prosperity.
The company was initially shut down following disagreements between the Kogi state government and management of the company, headed by Aliko Dangote.
It was however, reported that, at the course of the week, the meeting of the Security Council, chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari directed the reopening of the company after agreement was reached between the two disputing parties.
Minister of Police Affairs Maigari Dingyadi, while addressing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, confirmed that a treaty had been reached to ensure the re-opening of the Company to give room for peace in the state. He added that the agreement was reached under the supervision of the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari.
The Minister also said the Council reacted to the Thursday’s ruling of the Court of Appeal, which discharged the leader of the outlawed Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB Nnamdi Kanu of the terrorism charges levelled against him by the Federal Government.