Dangote Fertilizer To Commence Operations Dec. 2020 

Yemisi Izuora

The Dangote Group, has disclosed that the $2 billion granulated urea fertiliser plant located at Ibeju Lekki, Lagos will begin operation before the end of December 2020.

Mr Anthony Chiejina, Group Head, Corporate Communications, Dangote Group, confirmed the development on Wednesday, November 4, in Lagos.

Chiejina said: “The project will be ready for take-off before the end of December.

”The pre-testing has already been done and the delay in starting operations was due to the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Aliko Dangote, Chief Executive Officer, Dangote Group, had in February projected that the plant would begin operations in July.

Dangote had said that the project would be the largest fertiliser plant in the world with its three million tonnes per annum capacity.

He said it would make Nigeria the only urea exporting country in Sub-Saharan Africa; adding that the fertilizer as well as petrochemicals plants were capable of generating $2.5 billion annually.

According to him, the amount is almost 10 per cent of what Nigeria is getting from home remittances, which is one of the highest in the world.

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