The presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), Peter Obi, has explained why he attended the commissioning of Dangote Refinery in the Ibeju-Lekki area of Lagos. Obi said he attended the event because he has always called for greater private-sector participation in Nigeria’s economy.
The former Anambra state governor added that he believes Dangote Refinery will move Nigeria from a net importer to a net exporter of petroleum products, thereby creating jobs and generating foreign exchange for the country.
He stated this on Monday, May 22, 2023, via his verified Twitter handle @PeterObi.
According to Obi, the Dangote Refinery is another milestone toward a New Nigeria with an enabling environment for a booming private sector.
“I have always argued for greater private sector participation in the economy as exemplified by the Dangote Group. I believe the Dangote Refinery will be very beneficial to the nation’s economy.
“By moving Nigeria from a net importer to a net exporter of petroleum products, this refinery will create numerous jobs and generate needed foreign exchange inflow. “This refinery is another milestone towards the New Nigeria, to which I am committed. That new nation will be an enabling environment for a booming private sector that will see the rise of many micro, small and medium-scale businesses that will boost the nation’s economy and foster increased productivity among our people.”