President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has described the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Plant projects as a game-changer that will spur development and deepen regional integration.
The AFDB president stated this after touring the $19.5 billion Nigerian greenfields crude oil refinery and petrochemical production plant owned by Dangote Industries Limited on Saturday.
A statement from the AfDB Group quoted Adesina as saying: “The Dangote Group is an “Africa growth accelerator… I am completely blown away by the magnitude of what I see here,”
“This is a world-class industrial complex that will make Nigeria and Africa proud. We at the African Development Bank are proud of this project.
“Every African country needs to have an Aliko Dangote to help the continent industrialise.
“Dangote’s success demonstrates that governments should prioritise industrialisation. We must continue to support the private sector, considering the value they bring.”