The Dangote Refinery, according to Vice President-elect Kashim Shettima, will influence Nigerians’ lives and help stabilize the naira.
At the commissioning of the refinery in Lagos on Monday, Shettima gave this assurance.
According to him, the project has rubbished the stereotyped negative narratives about Nigeria and Africa, as frequently portrayed in the Western Media.
The former governor of Borno State called the inauguration one of the finest days in the nation’s history.
According to Shettima, the project has a great chance of ending Nigeria and Africa’s reliance on petroleum imports.
He expressed hope that the project would receive a lot of attention and that the world would start to develop a new narrative about the continent.
“Africa is not all about the crisis in Sudan, Africa is not all about poverty, Africa is not all about deprivation and destitution, Africa is not all about insecurity, I hope the CNN, the BBC, and the Sky News of this world will be around to give maximum coverage to this function.”
He praised Nigerian businesspeople who had already started working on projects of a similar nature and stated that the next administration, led by Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, will make every effort to advance and maintain the pace of the refinery project.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari earlier today (Monday) commissioned the Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemical Project, a division of Dangote Industries Limited controlled by Aliko Dangote.
The plant is situated in the Dangote Industries Free Zone in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, and it is planned to process crude oil grades from the continents of Africa, Asia, and America. A daily surplus of over 38 million liters of gasoline, diesel, kerosene, and aviation fuel will be sent to Nigeria from this facility.
In addition, the refinery is anticipated to refine 650,000 barrels of crude oil per day, converting it into various petroleum products like diesel, gasoline, jet fuel, and kerosene.
According to the company, the plant was built to process a wide range of crudes, including numerous Middle Eastern, African, and American Light Tight Oil crudes.