ABN – The Dangote Oil Refining Company in Nigeria has received a training grant from the US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) worth US$997.4 million.
The grant will fund a multi-year programme to train more than 100 staff on refinery fundamentals, as part of a US government advocacy campaign.
USTDA deputy director Enoh Titilayo Ebong said: “USTDA is pleased to support the Dangote Oil Refining Company’s efforts to increase Nigeria’s domestic refining capacity.
“This program builds upon USTDA’s long history of support for vital infrastructure development in Nigeria.”
The Dangote Oil Refinery is the biggest in Nigeria and will process around 500,000 barrels of crude per day when completed in 2017 – about a quarter of the company’s total crude production.
It is owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, who has invested $11 billion in the project.