Aliko Dangote came to Lagos with nothing 45 years ago, says Sanwo-Olu

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Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Dangote Group
A Photo file of Aliko Dangote, Chairman, Dangote Group
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The Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has received commendation from the Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, for establishing a refinery in Nigeria, specifically in Lagos.

 

He delivered the commendation during his address at the current inauguration of the refinery.

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The speaker stated that Mr. Dangote, who migrated from Kano to Lagos, started with humble beginnings 45 years ago. However, he has since established a vast business enterprise in Nigeria that has brought pride to the African continent.

 

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According to him, the initial narrative revolves around a youthful Nigerian from 45 years ago, wherein the story highlights a remarkable coincidence.

 

Forty-five years ago, a man arrived in Lagos from the mega-city of Kano. This individual witnessed the prosperity and diversity of our country and embarked on a journey to build an empire from scratch. Today, after 45 years of hard work and dedication, this individual has successfully established the largest empire in the world for Africa.

 

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Today, the Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemical Project, which is a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited under the ownership of Aliko Dangote, was commissioned.

 

 

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The facility is situated at Dangote Industries Free Zone in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos. Its primary objective is to refine crude oil grades sourced from Africa, Asia, and America. The refinery has a capacity to produce a surplus of approximately 38 million litres of petrol, diesel, kerosene, and aviation fuel daily, which is intended for use in Nigeria.

 

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The refinery has a capacity to refine 650,000 barrels of crude oil per day and converts it into various petroleum products including diesel, petrol, jet fuel and kerosene.

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The refinery is capable of producing petrol and diesel of Euro-V quality, in addition to jet fuel and polypropylene.

According to the company’s statement, the facility was specifically designed to handle a diverse range of crude oils, including various African and Middle Eastern crudes, as well as United States Light Tight Oil.

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