- Aliko Dangote describes those who issued the quit noticed to the Igbos residing in the north as persons with no relevance and values
- The billionaire says joblessness was the reason for quit notice issued by the northern youths
- Dangote decries the high rate of unemployment in Nigeria
The chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has faulted the quit notice issued by Arewa youths to Igbos residing in the north.
Dangote speaking at a meeting with a team of business executives from the Lagos Business School on Saturday, June 24, described those who issued the quit noticed to the Igbos as persons with no relevance and values, the Nation reports.
The billionaire said joblessness was the reason for the quit notice issued by northern youths to Igbos.
He said: “Some guys who have no relevance and values came out to issue a warning that Igbo should leave the North. I am surprised everybody started talking about this nonsense. Why are we talking about it? Obviously, in a place where there is a lot of joblessness, it is expected that this kind of jobless people would come out with all sorts of anger.
“We understand the reasons why they are angry, but they cannot justify their action when they have decided not to work."
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He said those behind the quit notice issued the ultimatum to keep themselves relevant.
Meanwhile, Dangote has said decried the high rate of unemployment in Nigeria.
The businessman said the number of unemployed youths in Nigeria gives him sleepless nights.
He said each Nigerian has one role or the other to play to ensure that the problem of unemployment in solved.
NAIJ.com gathered that he made the statement at a meeting was held at his multi-billion dollars refinery and petrochemical projects in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos state.
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