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Why Dangote Met El-Rufai, Fayemi, Obaseki, Other Govs In Lagos

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Why Dangote Met El-Rufai, Fayemi, Obaseki, Other Govs In Lagos

Africa richestman and business mogul, Aliko Dangote, on Friday met with with members of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF).

Naija News reports that Chairman of the Forum, Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State led other members of the NGF to the sites of the Dangote Refinery, Petrochemicals and Fertiliser projects at Ibeju Lekki, Lagos.

Other governors who met Dangote includes, Governors Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos; Godwin Obaseki, Edo; Dapo Abiodun, Ogun; Simon Lalong, Plateau; Okezie Ikpeazu, Abia; Bala Mohammed, Bauchi; Abdulrahman Abdulrazak, Kwara; Babagana Zulum, Borno; Nasir El-Rufai, Kaduna.

Speaking during the visit, Governor Fayemi commended Dangote over the Refinery, Petrochemical and Fertiliser projects.

According to Fayemi, “This is a pride to Africa and not just to Nigeria. I don’t know anywhere in Africa you will find a complex such as this.

“I don’t think that there are many places in the world where you will find a complex as comprehensive and extensive as the one we have been privileged to tour.

“We are all looking forward to the products that will come out from this place. The plastics, the oil from the refinery and the fertilizers for our agriculture.”

Also speaking, Babajide Sanwo-Olu praised the Chairman of Dangote Group for choosing to establish the project in Lagos State.

He pledged its administration support to the smooth completion of the project.

“This project is sited close to the Lekki Free Trade Zone and Lekki Deep Sea Port. Part of the things we are doing is to bring a comprehensive new infrastructure to the communities.

“We are closing up on two different road connections out of this place. One will go to Epe, and another one will go to Ijebu Ode and back to Lagos,” he said.

Dangote thanked the governors for the visit to the facilities and assured them that the group would continue to invest in Nigeria to create jobs and make all Nigerians proud.



Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.