Building Africa's Largest Oil Refinery Has Share of Challenges

Sometimes the best plans can be thwarted, particularly when the world is in the grip of a pandemic such as Covid-19. Africa's richest man, Nigerian Aliko Dangote's plan to provide Nigeria with the continent's largest oil refinery so that the black gold can be cleaned in Lagos, has been hampered in its progress - first with the shortage of steel to build the refinery, and now the pandemic which has slowed down industries worldwide. The refinery's aim is to be bring to an end Nigeria's heavy dependence on the importation of petroleum products for domestic consumption. Dangote officials maintain that the deadline for early 2021 will be reached. Time will tell.

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