The Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima is of the opinion that the just inaugurated Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals will help stabilise the naira.
He is also certain that the project buries all stereotypical negative narratives about Nigeria and Africa as a whole, as usually portrayed, especially in the Western Media.
Mr Shettima stated this at the commissioning of the plant in Lagos State on Monday.
The former governor of Borno State said the inauguration exercise makes the day rank as one of the greatest days in the contemporary annals of the nation’s history.
He stressed that such a project with huge prospects of reversing Nigeria and Africa’s reliance on imported petroleum products and generating much needed foreign exchange, should get a very wide coverage, so that the world can begin to tell a new story about the continent.
“Africa is not all about the crisis in Sudan, Africa is not all about poverty, Africa is not all about deprivation and destitution, Africa is not all about insecurity, I hope the CNN, the BBC, and the Sky News of this world will be around to give maximum coverage to this function,” the VP-elect stressed.
While praising other Nigerian entrepreneurs who have already embarked on similar projects, Mr Shettima noted that the incoming government led by Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, will do whatever possible to upscale and sustain the tempo of the refinery project.
Below is a video containing the full speech made by the vice president-elect at the inauguration ceremony.