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How Amosun lost Dangote’s $16bn investment in Ogun – Abiodun laments

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Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has lamented that the State lost the $16 billion Dangote Refinery to Lagos because of former Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s disagreement with Aliko Dangote, Top Naija reports.

Abiodun spoke while delivering Convocation Lecture at the 2nd and 3rd convocation ceremony of the Mountain Top University.

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun has lamented that the State lost the $16 billion Dangote Refinery to Lagos because of former Governor Ibikunle Amosun’s disagreement with Aliko Dangote.

Abiodun spoke while delivering Convocation Lecture at the 2nd and 3rd convocation ceremony of the Mountain Top University.

He explained that discussion broke down between Dangote and the then administration which led to the loss of that project to Lagos State; a $16 billion refinery was lost to another state.

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Abiodun added that the project was conceived with the aim of not just refining petroleum in Ogun, but also take advantage of the mining lease that had been awarded around that corridor that has even not begun to be exploited.

TopNaija reports that the governor said his administration was working towards ensuring that the state took advantage of its oil rich deposit and become an oil producing state.
After an unsuccessful bid for governor of Ogun State in April 2007, Amosun was elected governor of the state on the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) platform in 2011. He contested again for a second term as governor under the All Progressives Congress and after winning the election, was sworn into office on 29 May 2015.
On 24 June 2019 Premium Times reported in an exclusive story that Ibikunle Amosun illegally purchased and imported four million rounds of ammunition, 1,000 units of AK47 assault rifles, 1,000 units of bulletproof vests and an armoured personnel carrier (APC) into Nigeria as the Governor of Ogun State without obtaining necessary approvals from the Office of the National Security Adviser and in violation of the Nigeria Firearms Act.
The report generated a strong reaction from Nigerians with civil society organisations, citizens across the country and Ogun State chapter of his political party calling for his immediate arrest

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