Oil Mafia Tried To Stop Our Refinery, Says Dangote

l-r: Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Bababjide Sanwo-Olu; Chairman, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote; Prime Minister of Grenada, Hon. Dickon Mitchell and the Grenadian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Export Development, Hon. Joseph Andall during the opening of the 31st Afreximbank Annual Meetings and the 3rd AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum (ACTIF) 2024, at the Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, Nassau in Bahamas on Thursday, 13 June 2024.

The founder of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, has revealed that both local and international criminal organisations, which he described as “mafia”, made repeated attempts to sabotage his $19bn refinery project located in Lagos.

Speaking at the Afreximbank Annual Meetings, Dangote likened the oil cartels to a mafia stronger than the drug mafia hell-bent on maintaining their grip on the industry.

“Well, I knew that there would be a fight. But I didn’t know that the mafia in oil, they are stronger than the mafia in drugs. I can tell you that. Yes, it’s a fact,” he said.

Dangote, who described himself as a fighter, said they “tried all sorts” to stop him.

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