This is good news for every Nigerians as the management of Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals has announced that the 650,000 barrels per day project will create jobs for not less than 250,000 Nigerians when completed and fully operational next year.
Dangote Industries Limited Group Executive Director, Strategy and Capital Projects, Mr. Devakumar Edwin, said that the company’s Refinery has potential to turn around Nigeria’s economy with the employment of thousands of Nigerians for direct and indirect jobs.
He said; “The huge unemployment rate of Nigerian youths and the need to make the country self-reliant in fuel consumption and attract much needed foreign exchange through export of the products are reasons that motivated the President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote to venture into manufacturing.”
“We are very optimistic that the refinery will be a game changer for Nigeria and the rest of Africa. The Dangote Industries Limited has succeeded in substantially reducing the high rate of unemployment in the country, with the conglomerate already recruiting youths its various agricultural scheme and also into its other subsidiaries. Dangote Industries Limited is the highest employer of labour outside the federal government.”
“Other things being equal, Dangote Fertilizer plant’s products will hit the market this month. Dangote Fertilizer Limited has a well-equipped fertiliser soil testing laboratory to ensure efficiency of the product for farmers.”“The laboratory will enable us analyse and identify a particular soil deficiency. Applying the right fertiliser to soil will enable it yield maximum result. The goal of our soil testing is to provide an accurate assessment of the soil’s fertility to make fertiliser recommendations.”
“A proper soil test will help ensure the application of enough fertiliser to meet the requirements of the crop while taking advantage of the nutrients already present in the soil.”
“Dangote Fertilizer will make Nigeria become self-sufficient in fertilizer production and have the capacity to export the products to other African countries.”
“Right now, farmers are forced to utilize whatever fertilizer that is available as they have no choice, but we need to know that the fertiliser that will work in one state may not be suitable in another state, as they may not have the same soil type and composition. The same fertilizer you use for sorghum may not be the fertiliser you will use for sugar cane.”