Dangote Industries Limited has debunked reports making rounds that its refinery was part of projects commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari during his recent working visit to Lagos state.
In a statement signed by the Group Chief, Branding and Communications Officer, Anthony Chiejina, Dangote Industries Limited said its 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) refinery project was never part of the President’s programme on projects to be commissioned.
“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.
“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,” he said.
However, Chiejina said Dangote Refinery will be commissioned before President Buhari formally leaves office in May, 2023, and the public will be duly informed and invited to the epic event.