Dangote came empty to Lagos 45 years ago, says Sanwo-Olu
The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has lauded the Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote for the establishment of his refinery in Nigeria, particularly Lagos.
He said Dangote came empty to Lagos, but has now created a fortune.
He gave the commendation while speaking at the ongoing commissioning of the refinery.
He added that Dangote, who came to Lagos from Kano had nothing 45 years ago but now, he has set up an empire in Nigeria to make Africa proud.
The spectacular Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals, with the capacity to process about 650,000 barrels per day of crude oil, making it the largest single-train refinery in the world. The Refinery will be officially inaugurated tomorrow, by President Muhammadu Buhari. pic.twitter.com/pZoP6Ldy08
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He said, “The first story is about a young Nigerian 45 years ago and you see the coincidence in the story. 45 years ago, who came to Lagos, all the way from another mega-city, Kano, who saw the prosperity, the diversity of our country, who came with nothing but in 45 years has built the biggest empire in the world for Africa.”
Dangote came to Lagos with nothing 45 years ago but has now built the biggest empire in the world for Africa, says Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State. #CTVTweets pic.twitter.com/nSdkiJdtLm
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The Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemical Project, a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited owned by Aliko Dangote, was commissioned today.
It is located at Dangote Industries Free Zone, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, and it is set up to process crude oil grades from the continent of Africa, Asia and America, with a delivery of a surplus of close to 38 million litres of petrol, diesel, kerosene and aviation fuel for Nigeria daily
The refinery set up to refine 650,000 barrels of crude oil per day transforms crude oil into different usage of 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 of the African crudes, some of the Middle Eastern crudes and the United States Light Tight Oil.