The President of The Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, says his refinery would generate "massive" direct job opportunities for Nigerians.
He disclosed this on Monday in Lagos during the landmark commissioning of the 650,000 barrels per day Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The refinery is expected to produce Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), diesel (AGO), aviation jet fuel and Dual-Purpose Kerosene (DPK), among other refined products.
"The refinery operation will generate massive job opportunities in their hundreds of thousands," he said while highlighting the benefits of the refinery.
"The refinery will make available to our industries vital raw materials to a large range of manufacturers in the pharmaceuticals, food, beverages, construction and many other industries."
The refinery is the largest in the African continent.