African leaders praise Dangote refinery

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On Monday, African leaders at the Dangote Petroleum Refinery commissioning called the project a game changer that would benefit all of Africa.

Presidents Nana Addo of Ghana, Mohammed Bazoum of Niger, and Mahamat Derby of Chad attended the historic commissioning.

 

Macky Sall and Faure Gnassingbé were others.

In his special remarks, Ghanaian President Akufo Addo said the refinery would boost the Nigerian, West African, and continental economies.

He said, “I’ve said it before, that when we think of West Africa and Africa before our individual countries, we’re not just being Pan-Africans, we’re being true nationalists because what makes West Africa and Africa better will make each of our individual countries better and more prosperous.

The Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Complex does that. “It strengthens West Africa,” Addo said.

At the event, Senegal’s President Macky Sall said the Dangote Refinery is Africa’s pride.

Sall said, “It is a great investment that confers great respect and admiration to Nigeria, the most populous country in our continent. The Dangote Group is helping to provide electricity, fertiliser, and opportunities to other African nations.

The refinery would allow Africa to value its natural resources rather than export them raw, he said.

Government officials, business leaders, and notable Nigerians attended the commissioning of the world’s largest single-train refinery.

 

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