The Nigerian Institution of Environmental Engineers (NIEE), Lagos State Chapter, went on a study tour to the Dangote Refinery and Petrochemical Plant in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos.
TOP MEDIA reports that the tour aims to help NIEE Lagos members learn and gain new knowledge. The study tour of the petrochemical project took 24 participants beyond the meeting rooms or classrooms and it enabled them to get a hands-on learning experience.
During the tour on Monday, November 27, 2023, environmental engineers met with Raj Hooblal, the head of environment of Dangote Industries Limited.
Worth $20 billion the giant refinery built by the Dangote Group, which is owned by Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote, aims to produce up to 53 million liters of gasoline per day, as well as 4 million liters of diesel and 2 million liters of aviation jet fuel daily.
Speaking after the visit, Engr. Yusuf Majolagbe, the Chairman of the Lagos NIEE chapter, said he and his colleagues felt enriched with the “amazing opportunity” to learn through direct experience, observation, and interaction. He expressed confidence that the Lagos NIEE members would apply what they have learned to real-world situations.
Also on the tour was Engr. Abiola Kosegbe, the Permanent Secretary (PS), Office of Political, Legislative and Civic Engagement, Lagos State Government; Engr Olalekan Emeka Ajani, a former National Chairman of the NIEE; Engr. Abdulmumeen Ibraheem General Secretary NIEE Lagos State Chapter Engr Azeez Agoro, the Technical Advisor of the NIEE, Lagos State chapter; Engr Adedayo Adereti, Ex-Officio NIEE Lagos State chapter; students of tertiary institutions; among others.
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