Aliko Dangote, President of The Dangote Group, stated on Monday that his refinery will create “massive” work possibilities for Nigeria’s teeming youngsters.
He declared this in Lagos during President Muhammadu Buhari’s commissioning of the 650,000 bpd Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals.
Among other refined products, the project is anticipated to produce Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), diesel (AGO), aviation jet fuel, and Dual-Purpose Kerosene (DPK).
“The refinery operation will generate massive job opportunities in their hundreds of thousands,” he said while highlighting the benefits of the refinery.
“The refinery will make available to our industries vital raw materials to a large range of manufacturers in the pharmaceuticals, food, beverages, construction and many other industries.”
The industrialist also thanked everyone for their “massive” support for him and The Dangote Group in building the Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals plant.
He thanked Buhari and Nigerians for the unwavering support his company got from the project’s start to completion.
“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,” the industrialist said.