Lagosians are “salivating” in the expectation of the impossible.
Business mogul and Africa’s richest tycoon and billionaire, President of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dango team during a courtesy visit to Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode said, yesterday that plans are in top gear to construct a power generation facility to address the problem of electricity supply in Lagos. The facility which will be feb by gas through gas pipeline that will run from Bonny in Rivers State. According to Dangote
“We also assured him that we are going to do a Gas Pipeline from Bonny (River State) to pass under the sea (to Lagos.) When it is completed, Lagos state will never ever experience blackout. There will be electricity 24 hours a day.”
While addressing newsmen after the meeting with Ambode, Dangote said that included in their discussion was the ongoing construction of the largest fertilizer plant in the Lekki Free Trade Zone, Ibeju-Lekki. Dangote also talked about the refinery under construction
”the largest ever single refinery of 650,000 barrels per day, which is by far more than the consumption of Nigeria and that would satisfy our consumption at least for the next seven to 10 years by the time we finish.”
‘’We will have challenge in getting people to work there, because at the height of it, there will be close to 38,000 people working at the same location, this is something that we have to partner with the state government.
‘’Having 38,000 people on one site, not every one of them will be from the community, others will be from other states, there would be cultural issues and all that, we need to integrate everybody to ensure that the whole thing works out fine.”
“I have assured him that we really love doing business here, it’s a friendly state for doing business.”
“There are quite a lot of things that will come along with creating so many jobs. I think Lagos will be one of the fastest growing cities in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
‘’I can assure you that we would do our own bit in terms of your efforts in policing Lagos, for security and whatever the need is, feel free to call us, we would partner with you and whatever you want us to do to make Lagos a better place”.