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FG to build modular refineries to curb illegal oil refining – Osinbajo

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Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, says the Federal Government plans to establish modular refineries to engage youths involved in illegal oil refining in the Niger Delta.

This, according to Osinbajo will discourage illegal refining in the region.

The acting President made this known at a stakeholders meeting with members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Rivers chapter in Port Harcourt on Tuesday.

He said that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led government was sincerely committed to ensuring that young men and women in the region were properly engaged.

Osinbajo said that the Federal Government will continue with the amnesty programme in spite of suggestions to end it, adding that more commitment had been made toward the programme than ever before.

The acting President also said that the level of work done by the Federal Government on the East/West Road in the last 18 months was much more than work done in six years.

He said that the Lagos/Calabar Rail Line through Port Harcourt was a critical infrastructural project for government.

“At the moment, we have already set aside our own part of the counterpart fund. We are waiting for a facility from China to commence the project. I’m sure you know how hard we fought when there were some issues over it in the National Assembly. We fought hard to include the project in the budget and it is included,” he said.

Osinbajo said that in spite of the economic challenges and lean funds, the government had been able to assist states with funds to pay salaries because of prudent management of resources.

He urged members of the APC and leaders of the Niger Delta not to use violence as a solution to issues.

7 Comments

  1. nunulicious

    February 15, 2017 at 6:24 am

    Finally, this is the type of CHANGE that we want! More of this biko. Then maybe stop amnesty eventually…
    wawu, modular refineries. waauuu!

  2. keke driver

    February 15, 2017 at 6:36 am

    This man talks too much….it’s easier said than done, I don’t believe a word He says, this confused and talkative government got into power by telling us they’d practically make the world bow to Nigeria & we fell like mugus…..mba until I see it with my korokoro eyes I ain’t gonna believe.

    • The GG

      February 15, 2017 at 11:30 am

      Keep on waiting till you see it. There are modular refineries springing up with FG support and support from international organisations. I personally am involved in advising on one now. Information is key and I don’t blame you for being skeptic. The Nigerian government tends to do that to us. There are a lot of things the Nigerian government has in the past said they would do and never did a single thing. This project however, seems to have potential and I will be personally watching and taking notes.

    • sharon

      February 15, 2017 at 1:50 pm

      But to be honest, osibanjo makes a better president!!

  3. amaria

    February 15, 2017 at 9:04 am

    At least for once we have someone from APC that speaks with intelligence. Let’s applaud that while we wait for implementation

  4. FasholasLover

    February 15, 2017 at 11:54 am

    Osibande asserting himself little by little. Visiting all the states in Bubu’s 5%. We are watching. He is a pastor or so he said therefore, he should stop telling lies like he did during the campaign then, l can start taking him serious. So far, not doing badly.

  5. TheRealist

    February 15, 2017 at 7:34 pm

    LOL! I hope folks realize how much it costs to build “modular” (mini) refineries. It’s one thing to string a few drums together and “refine” stolen crude oil and entirely another to build a real plant and buy crude. I see more NPLs building up at Nigerian banks or the FG bailing more folks out.

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