How COVID-19 has impacted the progress of Dangote Refinery
07 July 2020 | 1:13 pm
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, work is still on-going at the 650 000 barrels per day Dangote Refinery, which is expected to be commissioned in January next year. The company’s Group Executive Director Devakumar Edwin joins CNBC Africa to share some insight on the progress.
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