Timipre Silva Reveals When Port Harcourt Refineries Will Be Functional.

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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, has assured Nigerians that the Old Port Harcourt Refinery would become functional by December this year.

The Minister made this known at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

“The rehabilitation of the refineries is ongoing. As we said earlier, the old refinery in Port Harcourt, which is about 60,000 barrels per day capacity, will be functional by December and, of course, we still have some time in the contracting time to conclude the rest of the Port Harcourt Refineries.

“Works in the Kaduna and Warri refineries are also in progressing very well. We will soon be embarking on an inspection visit and some of you journalists will be will be able to go with us to ascertain for yourselves what the extent of work is”, he said.

What are your thoughts on this? Do you believe the refineries can be completed in due time as promised? Let’s hear from you in the comment section.

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