From Maduabuchi Nmeribeh, Kano
Two warring Kano illustrious sons cum business moguls, Aliko Dangote and Abdussamad Isyaka Rabi’u, have sheathe their swords and followed the path of peace, following the intervention of Kano state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.
Ganduje who mobilized elder statesman and renowned business magnet, Alhaji Aminu Alhassan Dantata, Kano state Council of Imams and the Emirate Council, had showned serious concern over the lingered feud between Dangote and Abdussamad, the President of the BUA Group.
The duo who both hail from Kano had been locked in fight for supremacy over a number of business interests, a scenario which have attracted a series of legal battles.
Of late, so many people and reputable associations, particularly, from the North, had tried to settle their scores, but to no avail.
However, Ganduje’s intervention has given birth to peace, as both business moguls agreed to maintain consistent supply of their products into Nigerian markets, without rivalry.
According to a Statement made available to The AUTHORITY by Ganduje’s Chief Press Secretary, Abba Anwar, the reconciliation meeting took place at Kano Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja.
The Statement confirmed that Dangote and Abdussamad agreed to put a stop to all rumours making round that the duo were in dispute over sugar control in the country.
The Statement added that, “both parties, Chairman of Dangote Group of Companies and Chairman BUA Group of Companies, agreed to work together and supply enough sugar to satisfy the demand of the country.
“They all dismissed allegation that Dangote was planning to see to the increase of sugar price, through pressuring BUA to succumb to the increment. They described that allegation as baseless and lacking any iota of truth.
“The meeting was seen as the zenith of other similar efforts to reconcile the two giants by the governor. Alhaji Aminu Alhassan Dantata played the role of a father during the meeting.
“Present at the meeting were the Minister for Commerce, Trade and Investment, Mr Niyi Adebayo, representative of the Kano Emirate, Alhaji Aminu Babba Dan Agundi, Chairman of the Council of Kano Imams, Sheikh Muhammad Nasir Adam, the Chief Imam of Sheikh Ahmadu Tijjani Friday Mosque, Kofar Mata, Kano and the Chairman of NEPZA, Hon. Adamu Panda.
“All the two business moguls agreed to work together as brothers for the growth and development of the nation at large. Assuring that, henceforth, there would be no differences, that could cause any disharmony between them.”