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Dangote Sugar Refinery to resume operations this week

By on July 11, 2012

Management of Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc has revealed that production will commence within the week after the refinery was partially affected by fire incident over the weekend.

A statement from the company stated, “fire occurred at the Dangote Sugar Refinery refining plant. The fire, which started at the bagging station about 7pm, was successfully contained within 30 minutes with the combined efforts of the company, Nigerian Ports Authority, Lagos State and Federal Fire Service and others. The incident partially disturbed production activities.

Speaking on the incident, the company’s Managing Director, Engr. Abdullahi Sule revealed that there were no casualties or any loss of life in the incident, while investigations have begun to ascertain the cause of the fire and extent of damage to the affected area. He added that the company employs good manufacturing and best practices in all its operations and will continue to safeguard its human and material resources.

Sule also assured all Dangote Sugar Refinery Plc numerous customers and other stakeholders that this will not affect supplies of the company products, as there is adequate stock of Dangote Refined Sugar and industrial grade to meet and surpass customers’ needs. Efforts are underway for production to commence within the week.