Ex-Buhari’s Aide Reacts As Dangote Refinery Begins Operation in Nigeria: “Aliko the Magician️”

Ex-Buhari’s Aide Reacts As Dangote Refinery Begins Operation in Nigeria: “Aliko the Magician️”

  • Congratulations are in order as Dangote Refinery, Africa's largest oil refinery, has kick-started operations fully
  • Former President Muhammadu Buhari's aide confirmed the development via a post on his X page on Friday, December 8
  • Nigerians are hopeful that the Dangote refinery will bring to an end the scarcity of fuel in the country and a drop in its cost price

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

The Dangote Oil Refinery has finally commenced fuel production in Nigeria.

Bashir Ahmad, an aide to the former president, Muhammadu Buhari, made this disclosure in a post shared on his X page (formerly Twitter) on Friday, December 8. He congratulated Alhaji Aliko Dangote for the successful takeoff of the refinery.

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Dangote Refinery, Aliko Dangote, Buhari, Bashir Ahmad
Buhari's former aide reacts as Dangote Refinery operates fully in Nigeria. Photo credit: @BashirAhmaad
Source: Twitter

The former aide described the move as a "monumental achievement" not only for the Dangote Group but also for Nigeria's oil market and the broader economy.

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He tweeted:

"Heartfelt congratulations to Alhaji @AlikoDangote on the successful takeoff of the Dangote Refinery. The monumental achievement marks a significant milestone not only for the esteemed Dangote Group but for Nigeria's oil market and the broader economy."

Nigerians react as Buhari's aide congratulates Dangote

Nigerians dropped different reactions in the comment section of Bashir Ahmad's post. Legit.ng captured some of their responses below;

@masud_basheer tweeted:

"I pray it brings life-changing opportunities to the people of Nigeria."

@Abbaskolasanusi tweeted:

"Aliko the magician️."

@Ali__harazimi tweeted:

"May is be in the favor of the masses."

@chuchunGYE tweeted:

"May it be for the betterment of Nigeria most especially the north."

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@REGINALDconnect tweeted:

"How many times since 2023?

@Muhdalameen90 tweeted:

"May Nigeria succeed.. Amen."

@UhunomaEtinosa tweeted:

"So with the opening of this massive refinery, we hope the sales of PMP will reduce too?

Dangote receives initial crude

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Dangote Refinery received its first crude feedstock on December 7, 2023. The product was scheduled for delivery by 7pm.

S&P Global announced this, citing market sources and tanker tracking data.

The OTIS tanker, which loaded a 950,000-barrel cargo of Nigeria's Agbami crude on December 6, was on its way to Lekki, the nearest land port to Dangote's offshore crude receiving terminal.

NNPC gives update on Port Harcourt refinery as countdown begins

Meanwhile, Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC) will start operations this December despite pessimism expressed by many Nigerians, the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) has said.

Ibrahim Onoja, managing director of the refinery, disclosed this while giving an update in a television broadcast.

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He said the NNPC's chief executive officer, Mele Kyari, assured the Port Harcourt refinery will come on stream by the end of the month.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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