Governor of Osun State, Senator Ademola Adeleke, has described the Dangote refinery as, “A continental game changer with huge capacity to positively transform Nigeria and African economy.”
In a congratulatory message to President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Adeleke noted that the completion of the refinery within record time signalled a new era of energy sufficiency for Nigeria and Africa.
The governor stated, “The new facility will service Africa and boost local and continental Gross Domestic Product.”
Praising Dangote’s ingenuity in the conception and implementation of the project, Adeleke testified that the successful completion was an affirmation of the business acumen and integrity of Dangote, a personality, he said, had become “a major propeller of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AFCTA).
“By his extensive investment across Africa and by his latest accomplishment with this biggest refinery on the continent, Alhaji Dangote is unarguably the patron of AfCTA, a facilitator of intra and inter African trade, an enabler of Africans trading with Africans and mobiliser of African capital serving Africa.”
Adeleke described Dangote as a blessing to the black world, saying the refinery project remains a landmark initiative, a gift from Africa to world business and a declaration of Nigeria’s emergence as a global player in the old and new business order.
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