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Dangote refinery grants $368m contracts to 120 Nigerian contractors – Official

The Dangote Industries Limited has said it has so far awarded $368 million worth of contracts to 120 local contractors for its refinery and petrochemical project as part of its contribution to the Nigerian content development initiative.The Group Executive Director, Strategy, Portfolio Development and Capital Projects, DIL, Mr. Devakumar Edwin, told journalists during a tour of the Dangote Refinery by members of the Nigerian Union of Journalists and the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations,

A statement by the company on Monday said that Edwin stated that the refinery would lead to significant skills transfer and technology acquisition opportunities in Nigeria.

According to him, the Dangote Group has embarked on a landmark integrated refinery and petrochemical project, which is the largest industrial complex in the history of Africa.

Local media reports quoted Edwin as saying that the company is already partnering with the Lagos State government and Siemens in the skills development of the local community for employment at the construction site. 

 

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