Dangote Speaks On Herdsmen Killings In The North
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Africa’s richest man and topmost industrialist, Aliko Dangote has pointed to the high rate of unemployment as the possible cause for the incessant killings by the Fulani herdsmen in Northern Nigeria.
The Chairman of the Dangote Group said this on Tuesday while speaking on Channels TV about the attacks by the herdsmen in some parts of the country.
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Dangote also said that Nigeria might want to consider developing the Agriculture and Solid Minerals Sectors over its dependence on Oil.
Dangote said: “If there are jobs, there wouldn’t be anything like Boko Haram, there would not be anything like herdsmen. Once you are engaged, you do not have time for mischief.
“The government is working tirelessly to make sure that we resolve this issue about herdsmen.
“Government cannot do it on its own; we also need to do our own. The government is giving us an opportunity to also create jobs.
“And I think people are under-rating how many jobs we need to create, not just in Nigeria and Africa, we need to create 12 million jobs every year in Africa.
“I think we should focus on agriculture, we should focus on solid minerals, these two can now replace oil.
“So if you have to create 12 million jobs, creating 12 million jobs especially now with technology is going to be a little bit difficult, but we have all it takes to create a lot of jobs, which is agriculture.”