This was disclosed by the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Chief Timipre Sylva, on Friday, according to the News Agency of Nigeria.
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The signing was done by the Managing Director of Port Harcourt Refinery, Ahmed Dikko, and the Vice President of Tecnimont, Sub-Saharan Africa, Davide Pellizola, at the NNPC Towers in Abuja.
The Minister made the disclosure at the fifth edition of the Special Ministerial Briefings coordinated by the Presidential Communication Team, held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday.
As expected, the “mind-boggling” contract awarded for the rehabilitation was greeted with mixed reactions. In some quarters, the debate was on how the Federal Government intends to raise the large sum of money to finance the project, especially at this critical period of the nation’s economy.
Abracadabra is the best word to describe what is going on in Port Harcourt Refinery. The Refinery is situated at Alesa Eleme, which is 19km from Port Harcourt city. I have visited the refinery thrice. Twice I accompanied my two bosses, Alhaji Gidado Idris and Chief Ufot Ekaette, both late Secretaries to the Government of the Federation. My last visit to the refinery was three years ago with a friend, who once worked in the refinery.
Fayemi said this on a Channels Television programme: “Hard Copy,” on Friday
Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, made this known when he briefed State House correspondents on the outcome of the Council meeting held at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Ministries of Agriculture, Water Resources, Health, Petroleum, Works and Housing are expected to make presentations during the meeting.
The Minister gave the assurance while addressing newsmen on Friday in Lagos.
Sen. John Akpanudoedehe, National Secretary, APC Caretaker and Extra-ordinary Convention Planning Committee said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja while reacting to the development.
In a statement by his special Adviser on Media, Alhaji Garba Deen Muhammad, on Friday in Abuja, the countries include Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Congo Brazzaville and South Sudan.
Sylva made this known on Monday at a Public Hearing on gas flaring organised by the House of Representatives on Monday in Abuja.
Senator Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment, made the disclosure while addressing newsmen at the end of a bipartite meeting with the Federal Government and Organised Labour on Tuesday in Abuja.
The Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mallam Mele Kyari, made the commitment at the signing of the Final Investment Decision on the project, which held Friday at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
This was even as the Minister of State, Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, tackled his kinsmen from oil host communities over percentage accruals from the various oil firms.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, said this in a statement by his media aide, Garba Deen Muhammad.
Obaseki gave the assurance during the inauguration of the National Petroleum Development Company (NPDC)/IGHF plant by President Muhammadu Buhari in Ologbo community.
President Buhari said this on Tuesday at the commissioning of the Integrated Gas Handling Facility and LPG Processing and Dispensing Plants built and operated by the Nigerian Petroleum Development Company, an Upstream Subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation in Oredo, Edo State.
The Office of the Auditor-General for the Federation had last Thursday before the Senate Public Accounts Committee revealed that officials of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources spent N116 million to buy biros, letterhead and toners in one year, alleging “contravention of the Public Procurement Act 2017 by the Permanent Secretary.”
This was the second time in eight years that Nigeria would focus on the deregulation of the downstream sector. The same arguments, at different times, under different administrations, and with different reactions and outcomes.