Dangote commends Nigerians for supporting refinery

Africa’s richest man, Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, has appreciated the President Muhammadu Buhari, the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, and Nigerians at large for the support given towards the establishment of the Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals Plant.

The business icon expressed his appreciation via the group’s Twitter handle on Monday.

One of the biggest investment in the country’s energy sector in recent time, the refinery is set up to refine 650,000 barrels of crude oil per day, it will transforms crude oil into different petroleum products such as diesel, gasoline, jet fuel and kerosene.

The refinery will produce Euro-V quality gasoline and diesel, as well as jet fuel and polypropylene.

The firm stated that the facility was designed to process a large variety of crudes, including many African crudes, some Middle Eastern crudes, and US (United States) Light Tight Oil.

“Well, what I want to share with Nigerians is actually to show my personal gratitude and that of the Dangote Group, for all the assistance that we got from the President, from the Federal Government of Nigeria, from even the President-Elect, because he also set the pace by creating the Lekki Free Trade Zone as part of his dream.

“And also we want to thank most especially Governor Fashola, Governor Ambode and most especially Governor Sanwo-Olu; because they have given us all the assistance that we were looking for.

“We thank all Nigerians for giving us their support which is too numerous to mention,” Dangote said.


President Buhari arrived for the commissioning on Monday, and was received by the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote.


The refinery is located at Dangote Industries Free Zone, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State.