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Buhari, 5 Other Presidents To Commission Dangote Refinery

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President Muhammadu Buhari and five other presidents are expected today, Monday, to grace the commissioning of the Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemical Project, a subsidiary of Dangote Industries Limited owned by Aliko Dangote.

Other Presidents expected include the President of Togo, Gnassingbé Eyadéma; the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo; the President of Senegal Macky Sall; the President of Niger Republic, Mohamed Bazoum; and the President of Chad, Mahamat Déby.

However, the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame of Rwanda, will deliver a goodwill message virtually

Others expected include the President-elect, Bola Tinubu and other dignitaries across the nation.

“Efforts by the Federal Government to make Nigeria self-sufficient in local refining of crude oil to save the scarce foreign exchange used in the importation of petroleum products have received a boost as the 650,000 barrels per day Dangote Refinery, the world’s largest single-train refinery, is set for inauguration on May 22nd, 2023, by President Muhammadu Buhari,” Buhari’s media aide, Bashir Ahmad tweeted.

The refinery is located at Dangote Industries Free Zone, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, and it is set up to process crude oil grades from the continent of Africa, Asia and America, with a delivery of a surplus of close to 38 million litres of petrol, diesel, kerosene and aviation fuel for Nigeria daily.

The refinery set up to refine 650,000 barrels of crude oil per day transforms crude oil into different usage of petroleum products such as diesel, gasoline, jet fuel and kerosene

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