Nigeria inaugurates Africa's largest oil refinery
The refinery is aimed to fulfiling the country's needs in refined oil products and even accumulate a surplus for export, as per the report.
Nigerian newspaper Vanguard reported on Monday that Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the Dangote Oil Refinery, the largest in Africa and the world's biggest single-train petroleum facility.
According to the report, the opening ceremony was held in Ibeju Lekki in Nigeria's southern state of Lagos in the presence of leaders of Ghana, Niger, Senegal, Togo, and the Chadian presidential representative.
The refinery is aimed at fulfilling the country's needs in refined oil products and even accumulating a surplus for export, as per the report.
VIDEO: Inside multibillion dollars Dangote Oil Refinery pic.twitter.com/7UOTsovxku— Daily Trust (@daily_trust) May 22, 2023
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"When I travel around Africa and meet and engage my brother Heads of State... I often sense a quiet expectation that our country is blessed with resources and human capacity to lead Africa's rise to economic prosperity and the attainment of Agenda 2063 — 'The Africa we all want'," Buhari was quoted by Vanguard as saying.
But to achieve the goals of Agenda 2063, Africa must come together — we must integrate our economies, eliminate barriers to trade and energize our youthful population to scale up our productive capacity," he added while congratulating Nigerian entrepreneur Aliko Dangote for his efforts in the construction of the refinery.
"Our products slate is designed to meet the highest quality standards and high-value products ... that will enable us not only meet our country's demand but also to become a key player in the African and global market," Dangote was quoted by Vanguard as saying, adding that the refinery is Africa's largest refining factory with a capacity of 650,000 barrels per day.
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