According to a spokesperson for Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, the Dangote oil refinery, a project worth billions of dollars built by the Dangote Group, will be commissioned within two weeks.
This announcement is a significant milestone in the refinery’s journey towards its first production since its construction began in 2016. With a capacity of 650,000 barrels per day, the refinery will be a game-changer for Nigeria, which has long relied on imports for refined petroleum products.
The commissioning ceremony will be held near Lagos on May 22, just a week before Buhari’s term ends. It’s worth noting that the refinery’s cost has increased to $19 billion due to delays over the years, up from initial estimates of $12 billiion to $14 billion.