In the spirit of patriotism, the Dangote Group under the leadership of Aliko Dangote is sponsoring about 800 Nigerians cum potential employees to understudy professional refinery education/operation in India.
Nothing says it better that the Group has no intention of importing foreign services, at least not for positions that Nigerians are well qualified for.
“About 800 will be trained in batches within 24 months. The first batch of 50 is leaving for India on Sunday,”
A reliable source from the Dangote Group confirmed with Cable news that the first batch was to leave on the 20th of March, 2016.
See Also: Businessman Aliko Dangote Opens Tomato Factory In Kano
Dangote may not be as rich as he was last year, but the business guru knows how to share his eggs. Lately we have seen investments of the Dangote Group in automobile – bidding for Peugeot, starting up the tomato factory and salvaging the Nigerian economy by the construction of refineries. The refinery is estimated to be worth $9 billion.
The Group also confirmed that the refinery capacity will be larger than those of the previous NNPC refineries. It will have the refining capacity of about 500,000 – 650,000 barrels per day(BPD). Going by this plan, the Dangote Group refinery will be the single largest refinery in the world.
In these billion dollar expenditures, the richest black man still saw the need to give the best to her potential employees. Thus sending them abroad to equip themselves with the necessary skills and knowledge that will be needed in the soon to be functional refineries. This act screams out two things – first, the Dangote Group has faith in her nationals; and two, there is no room for mediocre operations. The conglomerate is going for undiluted professionalism.
Currently, India has the world’s largest refinery in Jamnagar. The petrochemical industry refines over 1 million barrels per day (BPD).
In terms of employment, the Dangote Group is doing a great job in Nigeria. From time to time their expansion plans create room for the reduction of unemployment cases. Reports have it that the group will employ about 50, 000 farmers and an extra 120 people for the tomato factory.
I bet Nigerians cannot wait to have the refinery running. The petrochemical plant is proposed to be functional by 2018.