Tinubu encouraged me to start refinery – Dangote

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Aliko Dangote, the President of Dangote Group, has expressed his gratitude to President Bola Tinubu for his vision and support in the successful production of refined petroleum products by the Dangote Petroleum Refinery.

Dangote stated that Tinubu had encouraged him to pursue the refinery project many years ago.

He conveyed his appreciation to Tinubu, the Federal Government, its agencies, and all Nigerians for their belief in him and their support for the project.

Dangote also highlighted the support and valuable advice he received from President Tinubu in bringing the refinery project to fruition.

Specifically, Dangote also thanked the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, and the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority for their support and belief in the historic project.

Dangote said, “I want to thank President Bola Tinubu for his support and for making our dream come true. This production, as witnessed today, would not have been possible without his visionary leadership and prompt attention to detail.

“His intervention at various stages cleared all impediments thereby accelerating the actualisation of the project.

“I also want to express my appreciation to the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited, the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission, and the Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority for their support.

“These organisations have been our dependable partners in this historic journey. We also thank Nigerians for their belief and support in this project. We have started the production of diesel and aviation fuel, and the products will be in the market within this month once we receive regulatory approvals.”

“This is a big day for Nigeria. We are delighted to have reached this significant milestone. This is an important achievement for our country as it demonstrates our ability to develop and deliver large capital projects. This is a game changer for our country, and I am very fulfilled with the actualisation of this project,” he added.

The refinery has so far received six million barrels of crude oil at its two SPMs located 25 kilometres from the shore.

The first crude delivery was done on December 12, 2023, and the 6th cargo was delivered on January 8, 2024.

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