Reports of the oft repeated falsehood about Aliko Dangote opting out of the Olokola FTZ for his refinery project, owing to an alleged demand for personal benefit by Dr Olusegun Mimiko has been brought to our notice.
We state that this lie is totally reprehensible. That otherwise informed people are repeating the utter falsehood is sad.
We state for the umpteenth time that Mimiko did not make any personal demand, cash or kind, or receive any personal gratification that led to the location of the factory in Lekki instead of Olokola.
Again, this allegation is a blatant lie and we hope that Alhaji Aliko Dangote will, one day, volunteer facts on why he chose Lekki over Olokola.
John Paul Akinduro
Special Assistant on Media and Digital Communications to Former Governor Olusegun Mimiko of Ondo State