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The Group Head, Corporate Communications of the Dangote Refinery, Mr. Anthony Chiejina, has reacted to the fire incident that engulfed part of the giant oil refining company, saying that it , “a minor fire occurred at the company effluent treatment plant.”

According to the company spokesperson, “We have swiftly contained a minor fire incident at our effluent treatment plant (ETP), today Wednesday 26th of June. There is no cause for alarm as the refinery is operating and there is no recorded injury or body harm to all our staff on duty.”

There was a explosion in one of the section of Dangote Refinery and Petrochemicals at the Lekki free zone in Lagos State.

The incident which started at the early hour of today was said to have been contain by the fire and safety department on ground.

However, the cause of the outbreak could not be ascertained at the time of this report.

Dangote Refinery, the largest single-train refinery in the world with a capacity of about 650,000 barrels of crude oil per day was inaugurated on the 22nd of May 2023 in Lagos State, seven years after its commenced construction.

The $20bn refinery, owned by Aliko Dangote,  received its first crude shipment in December 2023, following a sixth cargo, allowing initial production of diesel and aviation fuel to commence. The firm further advanced to refined petroleum products with the receipt of an additional one million barrels of bonny light crude supplied by the Nigeria National Petroleum Company (NNPC Ltd).

In April, Dangote Refinery commenced supplying petroleum products to the local market.

Few days past, the CEO of Dangote Group, Mr. Aliko Dangote during the 31st Afreximbank Annual Meeting took the audience through the several huddles its surmounted during the setting up of the refinery, expressed delight with the completion of the refinery through the support of AfreximBank among others.

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