The Chairman and CEO of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote said the first product of the Dangote Refinery “will be in the market before the end of July, beginning of August this year.”
Dangote disclosed this while delivering his welcome address at the inauguration of the refinery in Lagos State on Monday.
According to him, the accomplishment is to enable Nigeria to eliminate the tragedy of import dependency and stop — “once and for all” — toxic, substandard petroleum products from being dumped in Nigeria’s market.According to Dangote, the project was the realisation of a “clear opportunity” for Nigeria. He stressed on the African Union’s commitment to the creation of an African common market through the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).
Recall that the Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemical Project, a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited owned by Aliko Dangote, was commissioned earlier on Monday by President Muhammadu Buhari.