Just In: Fire At Dangote Refinery

A “minor fire” incident was recorded at the effluent treatment plant of the Dangote Refinery in Lagos on Wednesday.

Firefighters and first responders swiftly rose to the occasion and immediately the fire was put out as Viral videos showed a thick plume of smoke billowing into the sky from the facility located at the Lekki Free Zone near Lagos.

A spokesman for the company, Anthony Chiejina, said operations at the refinery were not affected in any way.

“There is no cause for alarm as the refinery is operating and there is no recorded injury or body harm to any of our staff on duty,” 

The $20bn facility sited in Lagos and owned by the billionaire businessman Aliko Dangote commenced operations last December with 350,000 barrels a day. The refinery hopes to achieve its full capacity of 650,000 barrels per day by the end of the year.

The refinery has begun the supply of diesel and aviation fuel to marketers in the country while petrol supply is expected to commence mid-July.

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Rita Elenwo

Rita Aletor- Elenwo, is a professional journalist with experience in broadcast, print and online reporting. A proud citizen of Edo state, Nigeria (Esan South East Local Government) Rita had her first degree in philosophy from Ebonyi State University (2008), PGD, in Communication from the University of Port Harcourt (2020), and currently in pursuit of an MSC degree in communication. Rita (nee Aletor-) is happily married with lovely children.

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