It’s disgraceful no Nigerian refinery performs up to 50% –Buhari


Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said it was disgraceful that no Nigerian refinery currently performs up to 50 per cent capacity.

He recalled that during his tenure as a military Head of State, all the nation’s refineries were working.

According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, Buhari spoke when he received a delegation from Eni, led by the Chief Upstream Officer, Mr. Antonio Vella, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Buhari said apart from satisfying the demands of local market, Nigeria was also exporting 100,000 barrels of petrol during the period under review.

He said, “In my first coming, all our refineries were working. Port Harcourt used to refine 60,000 barrels per day, and it was later upgraded to 100,000 barrels.

“Kaduna and Warri were also working optimally, and we used to satisfy the demands of…

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