Dangote Industries Limited says its refinery was not part of the projects to be commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari during his visit to Lagos State.
Dangote stated that its refinery will be inaugurated by President Buhari before he leaves office on May 29, 2023.
This was contained in a made available to The Conclave on Tuesday by the Group Chief, Branding and Communications Officer, Dangote Industries Limited, Anthony Chiejina.
The statement read: “Our attention has been drawn to some misleading reports regarding the commissioning of our Dangote Refinery during the present working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to Lagos State.
“We want to state categorically that our 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) Refinery project was never part of the President’s programme on projects to be commissioned.
“For the record, the projects slated for commissioning in Lagos State by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR include: Lekki Deep Sea Port; 32-Metric Tonnes Lagos Rice Mill, Imota; 18.75km Eleko to Epe T Junction Express road; John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History, Onikan, Blue Line Rail (Phase 1) commissioning (Marina to Mile 2); Groundbreaking for the Blue Line Rail Phase 2 (Mile 2 to Okokomaiko), and MRS Lubricant, a private project in Apapa.
“However, our Refinery will be commissioned before President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR formally leaves office in May 2023, and the public will be duly informed and invited to the epic event,” the company noted.