BREAKING: Fire Outbreak At Dangote Refinery


Fire broke out at a section of Dangote Refinery located in Ibeju-Lekki, Lagos State, on Wednesday.

In a trending video, our correspondent saw a cloud of thick smoke billowed into the sky from the facility.

The sound of an explosion could also be heard in the video.

The cause of the fire is, however, yet unknown as of the time this report was filed.

However, when contacted, the Group Chief Branding & Communications Officer, Dangote Industries Limited, Anthony Chiejina, confirmed the fire incident to Punch in a terse message.

He said the company had contained the minor fire at its effluent treatment plant that broke out in the early hours of Wednesday.

“We have swiftly contained a minor fire incident at our effluent treatment plant (ETP), today Wednesday 26th of June,” he said.

Chiejina also stressed that the refinery is still operating and no injury or body harm is recorded.

“There is no cause for alarm as the refinery is operating and there is no recorded injury or body harm to all our staff on duty,” he added.

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