Sugar coy ends impasse, to resume operations

From: BillyGraham Abel, Yola

Savannah Sugar company, a subsidiary of Dangote group of companies, on Tuesday, agreed  to resume operations following close down recently.

The company was shut following an internal crisis that led to the sacking of about 3000 company workers late June.

Sule made the remark in a press briefing at the  savannah Sugar company head office in Numan, Adamawa State.

He said that the issues that led to the sack of the workers and closure of the company had been resolved and the company, working with the community, was looking forward to running a profitable business in the community.

He said the chairman of the company, Aliko Dangote, the management of Dangote Sugar refinery, community leaders led by the Hama Bachama, Honest Irmiya Honest, had resolved to work towards a common goal of supporting the company to continue to be a major player in the agricultural sector of the country.

Sule noted that Savannah sugar company is the only company in Nigeria producing sugar, that is very significant to Dangote.

He stressed that the company since it was taken over by Dangote has never made profit and this year has been one of its most productive years, so the company looks forward to undertaking some corporate social responsibility projects for the benefit of community.

Sule clarifies the situation surrounding the said sacking of 3000 staff from the company saying it was a routine seasonal practice of the company that was poorly handled.

He said the company hires and relieve its casual staff based on available work at hand noting that on Tuesday, the 8th of August, 2017, the company will reengage 300 workers as security for the sugar plantation and another 2500 workers will also be reengaged before the end of August.

Speaking on behalf of the community, Hon. Jerome Dakama, lauds the effort of the Hama Bachama in finding a lasting solution to the crisis.

He said, the community is willing to support the company towards becoming one of the major players in the sugar industry in the country.