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Dangote Refinery key to Nigeria’s energy security — Otedola

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Billionaire businessman, Femi Otedola, has said that Dangote Refinery will champion energy security in Nigeria.

Otedola said this on Sunday on his X handle, where he congratulated Africa’s richest man and his “bestie,” Aliko Dangote, on the commencement of production of the refinery which was commissioned in May, before the expiration of the tenure of the former president, Muhammadu Buhari.

He said, “By meeting our requirements for all refined petroleum products, it will champion energy security and independence for our nation and act as a catalyst for a new era of prosperity for the subcontinent. It promises economic transformation for Nigerians today and for generations to come.”

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Otedola started his piece on the social media platform by congratulating Dangote.

“I heartily congratulate my bestie #AlikoDangote as the 8th Wonder of the World – the $20 Billion #DangoteGroup Refinery – officially commences production.

“The Dangote Petrochemical Complex, which consists of the world’s largest single-train 650,000 barrels per day Petroleum Refinery, a 1 million metric tonnes of Polypropylene per-annum facility, and two of the world’s largest Fertilizer Trains – with a capacity of producing three Million Tonnes of Urea – is much more than just an industrial milestone; it’s a testament to the visionary leadership and relentless pursuit of excellence of one of Africa’s finest and most dogged patriots,” he said.

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Providing more details, Otedola revealed that he had a front-row seat in the conceptualisation and process of establishing the refinery, saying “I am familiar with the sleepless nights you’ve had to work through over the last decade to bring this dream to fruition.”