University Of Lagos Announce Plan To Build Made-In-Nigeria Oil Refineries

The Vice-chancellor of the University of Lagos, Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, has announced the institution’s plan to set up a conventional and standard oil refinery to boost the nation’s fast growing refinery capacity.
Professor Oluwatoyin disclosed the new development at the 1st Annual General Meeting, AGM, and 2nd Alumni Lecture of the UNILAG Faculty of Engineering Alumni Association. He stressed that the engineering students of the school needed to be exposed to the complex process of refining as an institution that produced graduates in Chemical Engineering.
He said: “If you go to some of the universities in Texas, when their students graduate, because they have refineries in their universities they do not need to do certain courses when it comes to professional courses. Engineering has left that level of just setting down and starts computing. It is now about turning ideas to realities. It is about producing entrepreneurial skills and developing the skills in the life our students.”
The University of Lagos will be the second institution in the country to make this giant stride, as a team of engineering students at the Ahmadu Bello University built a one-barrel per day refinery in Kaduna.
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