On Monday, the presidents of Ghana, Niger, Senegal, Togo, and Chad praised the establishing of the Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemical Plant by Aliko Dangote, chairman of the Dangote Group.
The leaders, who accompanied President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria at the inauguration of the 650,000 bpd refinery in the Lekki neighborhood of Lagos State, declared that the refinery, one of the largest in the world, will strengthen and improve Africa.
“The Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Complex is a magnificent enterprise that strengthens and improves West Africa. President of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo said, “And I applaud this distinguished patriotic son of Africa for the sheer genius of this effort.
The Dangote refinery project, according to Macky Sall, president of Senegal, who also spoke on behalf of Faure Gnassingbe, president of Togo, will increase access to electrical power for Africans, majority of whom still lack it.
The most populous nation on our continent, Nigeria, would respect and admire this fantastic investment. The Dangote Group undoubtedly contributes to easing the problem of universal access to energy and providing a chance for our continent to become industrialized, according to Sall.
Mohamed Bazoum, the president of the Niger Republic, echoed the sentiments of his colleagues and expressed gratitude to Dangote for the undertaking.
The development of the Dangote Petrochemical Refinery and Petrochemicals, according to President Buhari, was a game-changer and economic milestone for Nigeria.
He said that it would allow the nation to become self-sufficient in refined goods and create a surplus for export.
Accordingly, “this clearly makes this event a notable milestone for our economy and a game changer for the downstream petroleum product market not only in Nigeria but also in the entire African continent,” he stated.
Among other refined products, the project is anticipated to generate Premium Motor Spirit (petrol), Automotive Gas Oil (diesel), aviation jet fuel, and Dual-Purpose Kerosene (DPK).