Dangote Refinery has addressed recent media reports alleging that the company employed 11,000 skilled workers from India while neglecting Nigerian and African youths.
In response, the Group Chief Branding & Communications Officer, Anthony Chiejina, dismissed the report as being malicious and not reflective of the actual number of skilled Nigerians on the project.
Chiejina emphasized that the scale and complexity of the refinery project necessitated a specialized workforce from various parts of the world.
He clarified that, at the peak of construction, over 30,000 Nigerians were engaged among the skilled workforce, alongside 6,400 Indian workers and 3,250 Chinese workers.
Additionally, Chiejina praised the Nigerian workers on the project for demonstrating a high level of technical competence, with many hidden skills being discovered among them.
He urged the public to disregard such misleading reports and instead focus on the potential positive impact of the Dangote Refinery project on Nigeria’s economy and the well-being of its citizens.
“The Dangote Group remains committed to being a leading light in employment generation, Chiejina stated in the statement.
(Edited by Oludare Mayowa; firstname.lastname@example.org; Newsroom: +234 8033 964 138)