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Wigwe Honored with Road Name at Dangote Refinery

A road to honor a visionary leader

by Motoni Olodun

The Dangote Group has named a road at its Lagos refinery complex after Herbert Wigwe, the CEO of Access Bank. The gesture is in recognition of Wigwe’s contribution to the development of the refinery and the Nigerian economy.

The Dangote refinery, which is expected to be completed by 2025, will be the largest single-train refinery in the world, with a capacity of 650,000 barrels per day. The refinery will also produce petrochemicals, fertilizers, and gas products, creating thousands of jobs and boosting the country’s industrialization.

Wigwe, who has been the CEO of Access Bank since 2014, has been instrumental in providing financial support and advisory services to the Dangote Group. He has also led the bank’s expansion across Africa and beyond, making it one of the largest and most profitable banks in the continent.

The road naming ceremony was held on Thursday, March 4, 2024, at the refinery site in Lekki Free Zone. The event was attended by Aliko Dangote, the president of the Dangote Group, and other dignitaries, including the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and the minister of state for petroleum resources, Timipre Sylva.

Dangote praised Wigwe for his vision and leadership, saying that he was a worthy partner and a friend of the Dangote Group. He said that the road was a symbol of the enduring relationship between the two organizations and their commitment to the economic development of Nigeria.

Wigwe expressed his gratitude and appreciation to Dangote for the honor, saying that he was humbled and delighted by the gesture. He said that the Dangote refinery was a game-changer for the Nigerian economy and a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of Dangote. He pledged to continue to support the project and the Dangote Group in any way possible.

The Dangote refinery Is expected to transform the Nigerian oil and gas sector, reduce the country’s dependence on imported petroleum products, and save the country billions of dollars in foreign exchange. The project is also expected to have a positive impact on the environment, as it will use state-of-the-art technology to minimize emissions and waste.

The road named after Wigwe is one of the many infrastructure facilities that the Dangote Group has built at the refinery complex, which covers an area of 2,635 hectares. The complex also has a jetty, a power plant, a pipeline network, and a residential estate for the workers.

The Dangote Group and Access Bank have demonstrated their faith in the future of Nigeria, despite the challenges and uncertainties that the country faces. Their partnership is a model of how the private sector can collaborate to achieve great things for the nation and the continent.


Source: Tribune

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