OGUN, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Dr. Joseph Obele, the immediate past chairman of the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) in Rivers State, has stated that the Port Harcourt Refinery’s first phase of rehabilitation work has been finished and is currently undergoing a test run.
Obele, whose association was saddled with the oversight of the facility during his tenure as IPMAN Chairman in the state, said the first phase of the rehabilitation was presently undergoing a test run.
Daily Trust report stated when our reporter contacted him for comment on the progress of work at the refinery, “Test run in progress,” he replied.
The December completion deadline set by the Federal Government has become a matter of controversy as stakeholders in the oil industry had expressed strong reservations on the December delivery date.
During his visit to the refinery, Nigerians were given the assurance by Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, the Minister of State for Petroleum and Oil, that the first phase of the rehabilitation work would be finished by December 2023.