The Northern Elders Forum (NEF) has called for restraints between prominent businessmen Aliko Dangote and Abdulsamad Rabiu over business interests in the cement manufacturing industry.
The group disclosed this in a statement signed by its convener, Prof. Ango Abdullahi on Wednesday. The body also noted that current conflicts between the Governor of Zamfara, Dauda Lawal, and his predecessor, Bello Mohammed Matawalle- the current Minister of Defence are increasing the problems being faced in the north.
The statement read,
The NEF called on both businessmen to set exemplary conduct for the benefit of the North and avoid unnecessary conflict.
It further called on both parties to restrain their proxies from the media crossfires that have dominated the media space.
Last week, both Dangote and the BUA group were engaged in a media kerfuffle with accusations and counter-accusations bothering their business interests published across print and digital media.