Dangote Comes For Your Land
once that in 1996 the government mandated him to import so much rice to crush and run local farmers and traders out of business. This caused the local market to crash by more than 80%, he said.
With this simple formula, you will soon be recognized as the 'smartest' and wealthiest businessman, because unlike other 'dumb' competitors, you do not pay import duties, you are given virtually free suitable seized land by the government and other advantages and helped to run a monopoly with exorbitant prices as you like it. Aspiring businesses have severally complained about how the government helps Dangote by using customs to seize or impound their goods if on the Dangote-exclusive import line, till the goods expire, etc.
Today according to news reports , Lagos land owners are complaining against the noise of a rented pro-Dangote crowd, that their local SELL-OUT chiefs gave them N10,000 for 'transport,' only later to be told that it was payment for their land to be used by Aliko Dangote and the Lagos state government for billionaire projects. What better way of becoming billionaires and trillionaires than exploiting millions of wretched masses with the help of the law? And anytime the government stands in your way, simply pull the Dangote card. As he always does, tell them, and actually close down one of your branches, claiming that the gumption of the government, daring to allow competitors into your cornered oligopolistic market has forced you to close the company and send hundreds of workers home. The impotent government will sharply quiver and stop all competition, pronto. See: “Dangote Cement to shut Gboko Plant” in Punch http://saharareporters.com/news-page/lagos-state-governor-fashola-uses-billionaire-entice-ibeju-lekki-chiefs-surrender-lands of Dec. 6, 2012. (As a side- it is time we progressive youth dump all our useless chief's and pick up the mantle in our communities. Form our social structures and direct our destiny). http://www.punchng.com/business/business-economy/dangote-cement-to-shut-gboko-plant/
Today, Aliko Dangote sells his cement at triple the global mean, thanks to the nation's benevolence with his purchasing our cement factories for cheap; thanks to billions he saved in multiple, continuous import waivers, thanks to years he gained with sole duty free cement and cement product importation, and all other advantages from us, that gave him sudden, rapid immense wealth. See: Punch http://www.punchng.com/feature/cement-price-still-defies-laws-of-demand-and-supply/rty/#axzz2gtBjkqxh , March 21, 2013, “Cement Prices Defy Laws of Demand and Supply.”
Houses collapse, being constructed with 'managed' cement the owners could barely afford. Fewer homes are built; and many have not been re-built after the government neglect flood that ravaged our communities. The price of all other building materials remains doubled in comparative economics of cost principles and the poor become poorer, unable to own homes and being relegated to renting from few wealthy landlords. But of course DANGCEM records double quarterly profits for himself and his local and foreign investor cabal. The lucky man, he was given the same advantages by Obasanjo in 1977 as he was given again in the 90's after he financed Obasanjo's return… and he still enjoys them today after financing GEJ, OBJ's son.
Recent news http://www.punchng.com/news/fg-to-begin-use-of-cement-for-road-construction/ has it that Nigeria government has begun to use cement (Dangote) for road construction. More accurately, as 2015 comes, Dangote, the nation's oligopolist cement daddy is being given a huge raise and incentive to encourage him make gigantic political donations.
Worse enemies than the politicians to Nigeria's masses are the cabal, who usually hide out of the line of media fire, but are behind most criminal governments and the harsh exploitative anti-people policies. These cabal derail the nations democracy and sabotage small businesses, condemning millions to poverty with their only hope being- slave labor employment under cabal industries. Don't for a second think there is no link between the sabotage of our oil refineries, the removal of the fake oil subsidy and sweet sales of investment stock in Dangote's proposed oil refinery business. Unlike us sheeple, who think short term and are usually investing and preoccupied with the European business rewarding amusement of men kicking ball, Arsenal and ManU and when not, embroiled in primitive ethnic and tribal battles, these vultures plot and plan on our lives for years ahead. The word, 'amuse,' is no accident. A-muse, 'A'= don't, and 'muse' = think; don't think, be amused.
We all celebrate Dangote, don't we? He gives us jobs, he is charitable. With the help of the government, he steals national wealth worth trillions and then employs 100,000 Nigerians as slave-workers, a wonderful favor. If he did not employ us to run his industries, what will he use? Goats? We are lucky he is not using goats instead of us sheep.
And unlike other Nigerians who stole money and dumped it abroad, at least Dangote invests loot for the political cabal at home. Really? If you call setting up traps to extort masses, companies, then yes. These so-called businessmen can never run a company for a day anywhere outside Africa. Their methods are Handicap Capital Venture Economics (HCVE). Handicap the masses and venture to rob them. We do not need to manufacture if it will not yield an advantage for the broke masses. No be by force. Economies are built on the things States have a comparative advantage over, not by stealing from the poor with exploitative manufacturing. I personally will prefer to purchase imported cement at $4, than buy each bag at $11 so a certain Dangote can celebrate his wealth building sk… steals by what the US calls http://wikileaks.org/cable/2005/03/05LAGOS362.html#par2 , the beggar-thy-countrymen Dangote model, and he uses the wealth he squeezed out of my pocket to pay the way for the next numskull to win as governor and president!
Call us haters of the wealthy? We do not hate the rich… well, not any more than they hate us, the poor. And one day soon will be their day of reckoning, and a leash will be put around their vulture necks.
Dr. Peregrino Brimah
http://ENDS.ng http://ends.ng/ [Every Nigerian Do Something]