Dangote has reacted to a growing rumour about the commissioning of its multi-billion-dollar refinery amid President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Lagos State

President Buhari is in Lagos for a two-day official visit between Monday, January 23 and Tuesday 24, 2023 to inaugurate some projects delivered by the Lagos State government and the private sector.

However, “some misleading reports” regarding the commissioning of Dangote Refinery emerged during the president’s visit.

Reacting to the development, Dangote said “the 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) Refinery project was never part of the President’s programme while calling on the general public to disregard the fake news.


Anthony Chiejina, the Group Chief, Branding & Communications Officer, made this known in statement signed and made available to newsheadline247.

Chiejina added that the Dangote Refinery, will no doubt, be commissioned by President Buhari before he leaves office in May 2023.

Read the full statement in full below.

Our attention has been drawn to some misleading reports regarding the commissioning of our Dangote Refinery during the present working visit of President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR to Lagos State.

 We want to state categorically that our 650,000 barrels per day (bpd) Refinery project was never part of the President’s programme on projects to be commissioned.

For the record, the projects slated for commissioning in Lagos State by President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR include: Lekki Deep Sea Port; 32-Metric Tonnes Lagos Rice Mill, Imota; 18.75km Eleko to Epe T Junction Express road; John Randle Centre for Yoruba Culture and History, Onikan, Blue Line Rail (Phase 1) commissioning (Marina to Mile 2); Groundbreaking for the Blue Line Rail Phase 2 (Mile 2 to Okokomaiko), and MRS Lubricant, a private project in Apapa.

 However, our Refinery will be commissioned before President Muhammadu Buhari GCFR formally leaves office in May, 2023, and the public will be duly informed and invited to the epic event.


 Anthony Chiejina

Group Chief, Branding & Communications Officer, Dangote Industries Limited