Wednesday , September 27 2023

African leaders hail Dangote over refinery

Some African leaders who were present at the commissioning of the Dangote Petroleum Refinery project on Monday described the project as a game changer that would benefit all of Africa.

Some of the African leaders present at the historic commissioning included the President of Ghana, Nana Addo; the President of Niger Republic, Mohammed Bazoum; the President of Chad, Mahamat Derby.

Others were – the President of Senegal, Macky Sall and his Togolese counterpart, Faure Gnassingbé.

The Ghanaian President, Akufo Addo, while delivering his special remarks
said the refinery would not only strengthen the Nigerian economy, but that of West Africa and the entire continent by extension.

He noted, “I’ve said it before, that when we think of West Africa and Africa before our individual countries, we’re not just being Pan-Africans, we’re being true nationalists because what makes West Africa and indeed Africa better will make each of our individual countries better and more prosperous.

“This spectacular project, the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical complex does exactly that. It makes West Africa better and stronger,” Addo stated.

Similarly, the President of Senegal, Macky Sall, also at the event, observed that the Dangote Refinery is a thing of pride for the entire African continent.

Sall said, “It is a great investment that confers great respect and admiration to Nigeria, the most populous country in our continent. The Dangote Group is certainly helping to meet the challenge of universal access to electricity, to give fertiliser and to give opportunities to the other African countries.”

He stressed that, for a continent with enormous energy resources, the refinery would finally allow Africa add value to it’s natural resources rather than export them in their raw form.

The commissioning of the petroleum refinery, which has been rated as the largest single train refinery in the world was attended by government officials, captains of industry and prominent Nigerians from all walks of life.

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