Stella Dimoko Ahmadu Bello University Builds 1-Barrel-Per-Day Oil Refinery


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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Ahmadu Bello University Builds 1-Barrel-Per-Day Oil Refinery

The Department of Chemical Engineering of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, has established a refinery with capacity to process one barrel of crude oil per day.

The team leader of the project, Professor Ibrahim Ali Muhammad Dabo told our correspondent who visited the refinery site that at present the refinery would be used mainly for the training of students, although the department had the manpower to build a refinery that would be bigger than that of Kaduna if it had government support.

“The initial idea was to construct a 1,000 barrel-capacity refinery, but lack of funding limited us to this one, where we would now be refining one barrel per day,” Dabo said, adding that more than 80 per cent of the materials used for the construction of the refinery were sourced locally.

“Only the controls were sourced from Hong Kong. No expatriate was hired from abroad. All those that were engaged in this project are Nigerians. Therefore, this mini refinery is a product of Nigerian brains. If government can come in, we have the ability to do wonderful things, not only refinery.

This is our training and it is what our department is meant for,” he said.

He explained that beside the land and fencing that ABU provided, the project cost only about N20 million.

Professor Dabo further stated that the idea of the mini refinery was conceived about 15 years back, but work commenced fully in the year 2011.
from Dailytrust


  1. Replies
    1. And we keep abusing these northerners. The south south has the only university of petroleum in Nigeria and its our boys and men that were sent to different schools abroad for training and graduate programmes.

      What have we done with it? Yet we are using our hands to destroy the only resources we can lay claim to. Politicians and thirsty greedy elders of the south south will continue to fund unrest in our regions whilst giving us peanuts, where is asari today? All his assets are in another country and his gazillion children are not the ones fighting in the creeks. Where is ayiri, tompolo etc? Please my brothers and sisters, ignore the so-called niger delta fighters. They are fighting for a select few. We call them aboki, animals, stupid and abuse their accent as if we don't have ours. But they are re building their homes brick by brick .

    2. PG18
      Plz get out of ur cave, have you not been in this country? So ur no aware of the so called illegal refinaries in the niger delta that the military has been destroying?

    3. 10:46am, and you have the gall to actually type the above. Illegal refineries while others build legitimate ones and will probably get international recognition and funding.

      Shame on you. Illegal ones built to take away our resources at our expense for the good of a few greedy people. You are truly cursed!

  2. Greatest Ahmadu Bello!
    There's only one university ABU and the rest!

  3. ABU naturally ahead

    1. Yes, we are naturally ahead of everyone. I miss that school mehn

  4. Na this one Buhari go like do now, they should just do it. Because I don't know why we government don't empower us in this country.

  5. PrProud Alumni of chem engr, ABUWe've got brains here but we just dont trust ourselves enough

  6. We need more of this to move our nation forward!
    Kudos to them.

  7. now this is a good achievement

  8. Brilliant!
    If only our government can fund and encourage laudable projects like this then the sky will be a starting point.

  9. Wonderful! Nigerians doing amazing things...

    *the Naija Photographer*

  10. Replies
    1. Lmao @ for them.
      How many litres make a barrel?

    2. Keep laughing pink shell, they have started from somewhere, stay there and be laughing

  11. Ahmadu Bello University, naturally ahead of you.

  12. Ahmadu Bello University, naturally ahead of you.

  13. Great ABU, always on the news for great things.....proudly an Abusite.

  14. Mad king 👑🔥👑12 November 2016 at 08:49

    Oh nice, so we got abusites in here...that's so cool

  15. Univs in SS should also do this kinda thing that way.

    Wayo project.

  16. Long live ABU... ABUSITES are naturally ahead!

  17. Wow!!!
    Now, that's a good one, highly commendable.

  18. Dear stella, pls include like button in your comment section. i like this BU development.


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