The Dangote Industries Limited, DIL, has said that the general public should disregard misleading reports regarding the commissioning of its Dangote Refinery during the working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari to Lagos State.

This clarification was communicated on Tuesday by Anthony Chiejina, the company’s Group Chief, Branding and Communications Officer.

The company stated, “We want to state categorically that our 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) Refinery project was never part of the President’s programme on projects to be commissioned.”

Chiejina on behalf of the company further said, “For the record, the projects slated for commissioning in Lagos State by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR include: Lekki Deep Sea Port; 32-Metric Tonnes Lagos Rice Mill, Imota; 18.75km Eleko to Epe T Junction Express road; John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History, Onikan, Blue Line Rail (Phase 1) commissioning (Marina to Mile 2); Groundbreaking for the Blue Line Rail Phase 2 (Mile 2 to Okokomaiko), and MRS Lubricant, a private project in Apapa.”

The company informed CASEFILE that the Dangote refinery will however be commissioned before President Muhammadu Buhari formally leaves office in May, 2023, and hinted that the public will be duly invited to the epic event

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