Anxiously waiting for petroleum products from the ongoing Dangote Refinery project, Nigeria’s top engineers yesterday spoke glowingly of the use of the state of the art technology in the refinery project. This much was disclosed at the just concluded Engineering Assembly of the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria (COREN).
The engineers said they will continue to collaborate with Dangote Group in development of engineering in Nigeria.
Dangote Group is one of the major sponsors of the two-day event. Speaking Dean College of Engineering at the Igbinedion University, Okede, Engr Dr. Azike Rowland eulogised Dangote Refinery for the application of global best engineering practice, while expressing optimism that when it eventually come on stream will astronomically ginger the country’s economy.
The refinery is expected to create 1,600 permanent jobs and one hundred thousand indirect jobs, while saving the country a staggering $7.5billion in imports. On his part, Engr Dr Mayas Adoyi of COREN and Executive Director( Engr) Lower Benue River Basin Development Authority who visited the Dangote stand said he was thrilled by the giant project, and urged the Dangote Group not to rest on its oars.
Group Managing Director, Dangote Cement, Engr Joseph Makoju, said the company will continue to collaborate with COREN as it set the standard for the practice of the profession in the country. He said the Dangote Refinery, Petrochemical and fertilizer is the largest in Africa.