Our Refinery Will Be Commissioned Before President Buhari Leaves Office-Dangote Group
Fred Omotara, Lagos
Dangote Industries Limited, the owners of the 650,000 barrels per day Refinery located in Lekki area of Lagos, has said that even though its refinery was not part of the various projects commissioned by President Mohammadu Buhari in Lagos on Monday and Tuesday, the project will be commissioned before President Buhari Leaves office in May 2023.
In a statement signed on Tuesday by Mr. Anthony Chiejina, Group Chief Branding & Communications Officer, Dangote Industries Limited, the conglomerate reiterated that it’s 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) Refinery project was never part of the President’s programme this week.
According to the statement which was sent to kadecommunicationng, “Our attention has been drawn to some misleading reports regarding the commissioning of our Dangote Refinery during the present working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to Lagos State.
“We want to state categorically that our 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) Refinery project was never part of the President’s programme on projects to be commissioned.
“For the record, the projects slated for commissioning in Lagos State by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR include: Lekki Deep Sea Port; 32-Metric Tonnes Lagos Rice Mill, Imota; 18.75km Eleko to Epe T Junction Express road; John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History, Onikan, Blue Line Rail (Phase 1) commissioning (Marina to Mile 2); Groundbreaking for the Blue Line Rail Phase 2 (Mile 2 to Okokomaiko), and MRS Lubricant, a private project in Apapa.
“However, our Refinery will be commissioned before President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR formally leaves office in May, 2023, and the public will be duly informed and invited to the epic event.”