Dangote Refinery management has refuted a story made on some online platforms (not The Cheer News) alleging that the corporation engaged 11,000 skilled workers from India while ignoring youths from Nigeria and other African countries.
Anthony Chiejina, Group Chief Branding & Communications Officer, said that the story was produced maliciously since it did not reflect the number of skilled Nigerians on site.
He stated that the magnitude of the project necessitates specialised skilled workforce from all over the world, and that while over 30,000 Nigerians were employed as part of the skilled workforce, at the peak of construction in the Refinery complex, 6,400 Indians and 3,250 Chinese workers were employed as part of the skilled workforce.
He also stated that Nigerians working on the project displayed a high degree of technical competence, with numerous hidden skills uncovered among them.
He asked the public to disregard such nasty and twisted claims and instead focus on the project’s potential impact on the broader economy and well-being of Nigerians, as Dangote Group remains the leading light in job creation.