•Lagos refinery, ready in first quarter of 2019 — VP
•Projects to create over 235 direct, indirect jobs — Ambode
•Lagos to get constant electricity supply from plant — Dangote
By Olasunkanmi Akoni
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, and President of Dangote Group Alhaji Aliko Dangote, have expressed confidence in the speedy recovery of Nigeria’s ailing economy if current efforts directed at revamping the economy are sustained.
Osinbajo also disclosed that the on-going construction of the multi billion Naira Dangote refinery, located at Lekki Free Trade Zone, LFTZ, Lagos, will be ready in the first quarter of 2019.
The Vice President stated this, yesterday, when he led a delegation of government officials on inspection of work at the refinery, petro-chemical plant, pipeline gas producing plant and fertilizer plant being undertaken by Dangote Group at the LFTZ.
Eminent Nigerians present include the Chairman, Forte Oil, Mr. Femi Otedola; Minister of Power- Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola; Minister of Solid Minerals, Dr. Kayode Fayemi; Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun; and Minister of Industry and Investment, Mr. Okechukwu Enelamah.
Osinbajo said government is harnessing the potentials of the private sector to accelerate the growth of the economy.
Also speaking on the projects Ambode said they will have multiplier effect on the economy.