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Dangote speaks on Buhari’s visit, Oil Refinery commissioning in Lagos

*Dangote Industries Limited explains its 650,000 barrels per day Oil Refinery project was ‘never’ part of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s programme on projects commissioned during his two-day working visit to Lagos State

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Dangote Industries Limited (DIL) has said its attention had been drawn to some “misleading reports” regarding the commissioning of its $19billion, 650,000 barrel per day (bpd) Dangote Oil Refinery during the two-day working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, to Lagos State.

Mr. Anthony Chiejina, Group Chief, Branding & Communications Officer at DIL, in a statement issued Tuesday, January 24, 2023, said: “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.”

The conglomerate, however, stated that Dangote Oil Refinery would be commissioned “before President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, formally leaves office May, 2023, and the public will be duly informed and invited to the epic event.”

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