Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals will engage about 2000 personnel in the field of engineering only, thereby reducing the unemployment problem plaguing the country.
Group Executive Director, Strategy, Portfolio Development & Capital Projects, Dangote Industries Limited, Mr. Devakumar Edwin, stated this while receiving the officials of Petroleum Trust Development Fund (PTDF) who paid a visit to the head office of the Dangote Group in Lagos Saturday.
He said, opportunities for thousands of indirect job is huge given that there is fertilizer and petrochemical complex within the refinery.
Edwin said the 650,000 barrels-per-day Dangote Refinery currently under construction, is 50 per cent bigger than the current largest single train refinery in the world; and has the latest technology to challenge any such plant in Europe and everywhere.
Giving an overview of the Dangote Refinery to the visiting Head, Press & External Relations, PTDF, Mr. Kalu Otisi and Mr. Lawal Ibrahim of the same unit, the Dangote boss said “Although most refineries abroad tend towards mass production of diesel, the Dangote Refinery is designed to produce gasoline more than diesel, which is unique to us.
“Also, for every barrel of crude that goes in, we want to extract the maximum number of products to boost the return on investment. Our refinery products can be sold in any part of the world.”
Responding to a poser from the PTDF officials on the importance of vocational skills, he said, “When I develop people with vocational skills, I can deploy them in places outside the refinery. There are so many businesses we are developing, so we can employ them elsewhere”.