Fuel price: Okonjo-Iweala canvasses support for Dangote Refinery project

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

 

The Director-General of the World Trade Organisation, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala on Monday canvassed support for the Dangote Refinery Project. in order to end the nation’s oil challenge.

Okonjo-Iweala spoke during her visitation to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.

She said Nigeria would have started producing its own oil if Dangote Refinery had existed years ago.
She said this

According to her, the President/Chief Executive, Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, should have been encouraged in his efforts to build a refinery in the country.

The Presidency quoted Okonjo-Iweala as saying this during a press conference in a series of tweets.
Among the issues, Okonjo-Iweala reportedly discussed with the president during the meeting, include improving Nigeria’s share of global trade, developing Nigeria’s services sector, Covid-19, attracting investment, safe schools, training, and capacity building.

While answering questions on Dangote Refinery— the largest single-train refinery in the world, she was quoted as saying, “I wish we had done it years ago. If we had done it years ago and encouraged Alhaji Dangote, who is doing a good thing, we’d be producing our own fuel today.”

She thanked the president for his support in her bid to become the DG of the World Trade Organisation.
“I felt I had to come to Nigeria first, to say thank you, to Mr President; to thank him for his nomination and his support, he signed so many letters, he talked to so many people.

“I want to say a special thank you to young people in Nigeria. They were on social media sending so many encouraging videos,” she added.

READ ALSO  Fight against Fake News, Hate Speech to gulp N336M in 2021

She explained that “within WTO principles there are provisions that exist to protect and support vulnerable countries”, adding that “Free trade has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, but it has also left some people behind.

“This is why we are very keen at the @WTO to support women entrepreneurs, and MSMEs, and all the marginalized and excluded.”

Copyright ©Anambra City News.

All rights reserved. This post: 'Fuel price: Okonjo-Iweala canvasses support for Dangote Refinery project' and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from Anambra City News.

Contact: info@ancity.com.ng

 

Share your story with us:


Phone: 090 387 387 31
WhatsApp: 090 387 387 31
Facebook: /ancityonline
Twitter: @ancityonline
Instagram: @ancityonline

Contact us also for advertisement

Thanks for reading!

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

Comments
Loading...