- Dangote refinery nears completion, which could spell the end of Nigeria’s dependence on imported fuel
- As the refinery prepares to start operations, a new recruitment page for Nigerians has been launched
- The job also includes free housing for 20,000 employees, and images of the job and housing have surfaced online
The Nigerian Midstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA) has announced that the Dangote refinery, which has a capacity of 650,000 barrels per day, is 95% complete.
The NMDPRA announced it on Twitter as Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals officials presented their work plan for 2022/2023.
Farouk Ahmed, Managing Director of the Authority, NMDPRA, underscored the importance of the refinery to the country while ensuring the necessary support to achieve rapid completion and start of operations.
Punch reports that NMDPRA officials during the visit expressed optimism that the refinery will contribute significantly to strengthening the Nigerian naira once it is fully operational.
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They also noted that the Dangote Refinery will be the largest oil refinery in Africa and the largest single-train facility in the world.
Images of the refinery appear online
Photos of work being done on the refinery have appeared online, along with a job application portal for qualified Nigerians to submit their credentials.
According to a post shared by @oivenews:
“What remains is that contractors are currently working on electrical units, insulation and testing to round out construction for production to begin.
Job Opportunity at Dangote
For Nigerians seeking to work for Dangote, the successful candidate will secure temporary accommodation for 20,000 workers.
Applications can be submitted here
Oil Minister Reveals Buhari’s Stance on Gasoline Subsidy Removal
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that State Minister for Petroleum Sylva reacted to reports of President Buhari’s plans to remove the gasoline subsidy.
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During this week’s edition of Channels Television’s Newsnight, Sylva revealed that Buhari was not in favor of cutting petrol subsidies at this time.
He said scrapping subsidies entirely is not on the federal government’s plate, saying he plans to complete consultations before coming out with a clear policy direction on the issue.