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How Dangote sacked me after suffering broken ribs while driving company truck, driver tells court

Anas Ibrahim, a truck driver for Dangote Cement's transportation division, has sued the company in Nigeria's National Industrial Court, Kano Judicial Division, for firing him after he was injured in a work-related accident.

On July 1, 2020, while traveling on the Lagos-Abeokuta highway, an oncoming vehicle collided with the Dangote truck he was driving after unloading cement in the company's warehouse, Ibrahim told the court through his lawyer, Abba Hikima.

He was taken to Sango Otta General Hospital after losing consciousness, and then to the Federal Medical Center in Abeokuta and Sir Mohammed Sunusi Specialist Hospital in Kano.

He claimed he had three broken ribs, a complex limb fracture, and other injuries. He was fired after the company abandoned him and refused to pay his medical bills.

Ibrahim went on to say that the company stopped paying his salary in August 2020 and that he is now responsible for his medical bills. As a result, he requested that Dangote pay him N50 million in compensation for his disabling injuries, N10 million in exemplary damages, and N1 million in legal fees.

SOURCE: Daily Nigerian

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