Founder/Chairman, of Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliko Dangote said the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical; would start delivering refined products to the Nigerian market from July this year, as operators urged the Federal Government to ensure transparency in the supply of crude oil to the 650,000 barrels per day crude oil processing refinery.
Speaking at the event, the founder of the refinery, Dangote, said, “It is our firm commitment that; we will replicate in this sector what we have; actually achieved in the cement and fertilizer markets, while Nigeria transformed from being; the largest importer of these crude products to a net exporter.”
He pointed out that the “first goal is to ramp up projections of various products to ensure that within this year, we are able to fully satisfy our nation’s demand for higher quality products to enable us to eliminate the tragedy of import dependency and stop, once and for all, the dumping in our market of toxic substandard petroleum products.
“Our first products will be in the market before the end of July, beginning of August this year.”
He also said the refinery plans to export to 53 African countries which depend on other countries for petroleum products.