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Oil and gas revolution coming to W’Africa – Ambode

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Tuesday said the refinery being built at the Lekki Free Trade Zone by Alhaji Aliko Dangote, would revolutionise the oil and gas business in the West African region.
Ambode, who spoke at the LFTZ during an inspection of the Dangote Refinery by the Togolese President, Mr. Faure Gnassingbe, said the project was another confirmation that Lagos State was a prime investment destination.



He added that the refinery attested to the fact that there was a positive investment climate in Lagos.

The governor said, “The Dangote Refinery is one of the biggest in Africa today and will have a huge impact on the economy of not only Nigeria but the whole of West African region. This refinery, when completed, will be the largest single line refinery anywhere in the world refining 650,000 barrels of crude oil daily.

“Apart from creating jobs, this refinery will contribute immensely to solving the fuel supply challenge in the West African region.”

Ambode commended Dangote for his “desire to contribute positively to the growth of the Nigerian economy” as well as his confidence in the Lagos economy.

He said the prosperity of West Africa was in collaboration between government and investors, adding that it was the reason his administration had been working hard to encourage investment in the state.

Ambode said as a prominent head of state in the West African region, he was not oblivious of the interest of President Gnassingbe in the Dangote Refinery, adding that the project was one of the emerging opportunities in Lagos State.
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