See what happened to the New Dangote Refinery ! - THE BUSINESS PACKAGE


Friday, December 20, 2019

See what happened to the New Dangote Refinery !

Eleven Nigerian governors on Friday stormed the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals in Lekki, Lagos to have on the spot assessment of the massive project.

The governors are Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri (Adamawa), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia), Mallam Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna), AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq (Kwara), Prince Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Godwin Obaseki (Edo), Dr. Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos), Babagana Zulum (Borno), Simon Lalong (Plateau) and Bala Muhammed (Bauchi), while the governor of Cross Rivers State, Benedict Ayade was represented by his deputy, Ivara Esu.

This an individual that has put together a $12 billion project that we have toured almost through out the day and had to cut it short to be able to attend to other businesses.

“This is a pride to Africa and not just to Nigeria. I don’t know anywhere in Africa you will find a complex such as this. I don’t think that there are many places in the world where you will find a complex as comprehensive and extensive as the one we have been privileged to tour.

“We are all looking forward to the products that will come out from this place. The plastics, the oil from the refinery and the fertilizers for our agriculture,” he said.

Fayemi added that the state governments’ investment in agriculture would be given a boost by the fertiliser plant which is the largest in Africa.

L-R: Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu and Group Executive Director, Dangote Group, Mr. Devakumar Edwin during an inspection tour of the Dangote Refinery at the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Lagos, on Friday, December 20, 2019.

The NGF chairman urged governments to continue to create an enabling environment through right incentives and policies as well as provision of infrastructure needed to attract investors to their states.

Also, Sanwo-Olu commended Dangote for taking the decision to put the strategic investment in Lagos, adding that the government would continue to do its best to support the smooth completion of the project.

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