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African nations anxiously waiting for the Dangote Refinery—Ghanaian President

The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has given indication of joining other African petrol importing nations in dragging for products purchase at the emerging Dangote Refinery, Lagos.

Speaking while declaring open the Ghanaian International Petroleum Conference (Ghipcon 2018), which held in Accra, he said dealing with Dangote refinery for petroleum import would be a better business for African nations than depending on the international market for the supply of refined products.

Akufo-Addo noted that “we will rather purchase from the Dangote Refinery due to the proximity of the refinery to Ghana and other neighbours.”

The President, represented by Vice President Mahamud Bawumia, said African nations were anxiously waiting for the Dangote Refinery as buying from Nigeria will among other things reduce freight charges due to proximity and deepen inter-regional cooperation in the oil and gas industry.

During their visit to the Dangote oil exhibition stand, the Ghanaian Vice President and Minister of Energy, Boakye Agyarko, were amazed at the size of the project and expressed satisfaction with the pace of work being done at the refinery as explained to them by Mr. Babajide Soyode, the Technical Adviser to the President of Dangote Group on Refinery and Petrochemical Matters, who led the Dangote Refinery team to the conference.

A statement issued by Dangote Group revealed further that conference participants as well as oil distributors and marketers from other countries were eager to know how they could key in for supplies from the 650,000-barrel-per-day refinery.