By Talatu Bala
President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has reiterated that his Refinery, the World’s largest, when it comes on stream would eliminate fuel scarcity and transform the Country’s economy for decades.
The refinery, located in Lekki, Lagos State, is expected to produce 65.4m litres of Petrol (PMS) , Diesel (AGO) Aviation jet fuel and Kerosine (DKP) daily, in huge volumes.
The petroleum products are planned to meet most of the needs of Nigeria, and the African Continent, thus making life much easier for the People.
Represented by the GED, Strategy and Government Relations, Engr. Mansur Ahmed at the Dangote Special Day, at the 40th Kaduna International Trade Fair, on Saturday, the foremost Industrialist said his other businesses- Dangote Cement, Salt, Sugar refineries as well as food products would ensure food security and improve lives.
Already, the gains of the huge investments in the different sectors by Dangote have moved the nation’s economy forward and complemented Government effort in no small measure.
At a news conference during the programme, Mansur Ahmed said the Group continues to be largest employer of labour in Nigeria, with hundreds of thousands direct and indirect employment opportunities.
‘’The Rice Mills Established in some States, Kebbi, Jigawa, Sokoto, Enugu, Zamfara, Kano and Niger, would also ensure self sufficient in Rice production, ‘’according to Dangote.
“We are doing everything possible to ensure Nigeria moves from an importing country to an exporting country,” the Business mogul said.
” We have succeeded in making Nigeria Exporter of Cement and earning hard currencies for the country, and contributing in lifting the country from recession.
“The feat is achievable because of the three Dangote cement factories at Obajana in Kogi state, Gboko Cement Factory in Benue state and Ogun state, because they are not only producing enough cements for local consumption but also for export. “He said
Speaking earlier President of Kaduna Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (KADCCIMA) Dr. Farida Muheeba Dankaka, lauded Dangote Group for its contribution to economic growth.
Farida said the huge investments by the Conglomerate is responsible for over 10% of Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Products (GDP).