President of the Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has disclosed that the company has sent Nigerian engineers on training to India and other parts of the world, preparatory to commencement of operations on it 650,000 barrels per day refinery.
The refinery is projected to become operational in 2022.
He made the disclosure on Saturday during a tour of the Dangote Refinery by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele.
Dangote said Nigerian trained engineers have the competence to run such a refinery, if given the necessary encouragement.
He also said that the fertiliser and petrochemicals plants were capable of generating 2.5 billion dollars annually while the refinery would serve Nigeria and other countries across the world.
CBN governor, Godwin Emefiele said that arrangement is being made to enable the Dangote Refinery sell refined crude to Nigeria in naira when it commences production.