Dangote disclosed this on Monday while speaking at the commissioning of the Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals.
Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote has revealed one of the advantages his refinery will bring to the country.
The Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group said his refinery will generate enough job opportunities for Nigerian youths.
He made the statement on Monday while speaking at the commissioning of the Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals.
The project was commissioned by the President Muhammadu Buhari.
“The refinery operation will generate massive job opportunities in their hundreds of thousands,” he said while highlighting the benefits of the refinery.
“The refinery will make available to our industries vital raw materials to a large range of manufacturers in the pharmaceuticals, food, beverages, construction and many other industries,” he said.
The refinery is located at Dangote Industries Free Zone, Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos, and it is set up to process crude oil grades from the continent of Africa, Asia and America, with a delivery of a surplus of close to 38 million litres of petrol, diesel, kerosene and aviation fuel for Nigeria daily
The refinery set up to refine 650,000 barrels of crude oil per day transforms crude oil into different usage of petroleum products such as diesel, gasoline, jet fuel and kerosene.
Earlier, The PUNCH reports that the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu commended Dangote for the project.