President Muhammadu Buhari, Monday May 22, 2023, commissioned the Dangote Refinery with the aim of propelling Nigeria towards becoming a net exporter of petroleum products.
The Dangote Refinery situated in the Ibeju Lekki area of Lagos is the largest in Africa and owned by the Dangote Group with the Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote as its head.
According to the outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari, the establishment of the refinery presents a viable solution to address the ongoing issue of persistent fuel shortages in Nigeria.
Presidents from various African nations, influential figures from the industry, and prominent political leaders gathered to bear witness to the momentous commissioning.
The event was graced by the presence of notable dignitaries including Vice President-elect Sen. Kashim Shettima; Peter Obi; Sen. Rabiu Kwankwaso; Tony Elumelu; Femi Otedola; Governor of Osun State, Sen. Ademola Adeleke; Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Muhammed; the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo; Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu; Senate President Ahmad Lawan; Former Edo State Governor, Adam Oshiomole; Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki; Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El Rufai; Governor of Central Bank, Godwin Emefiele; among others.
See photos from the commissioning event below;