The NNPC Group Managing Director, Malam Mele Kyari, on Saturday revealed that the full rehabilitation of the four national refineries will commence in January next year.
He gave an assurance that the nation’s refineries, located in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna, will roar to live to refine crude oil at optimum capacity come 2022.
According to a statement from the NNPC, he made this known during a facilities tour of the Port-Harcourt Refining and Petrochemical Company (PHRC).
The statement noted that the NNPC helmsman’s visit to the refinery was part of his strong determination and commitment to ensure that the nation’s refineries deliver real time value and address the petroleum needs of Nigerians.
Kyari said making the refineries to operate at optimal capacities was a mandate that NNPC as a corporation would leave no stone unturned to actualize, saying a timely delivery of the asset was a priority.
“We will stick to time, we will deliver this project by 2022. We will commence actual rehabilitation work in January. We will do everything possible between October and December to close out all necessary conditions for us to deliver on that project. I believe that with the support that we have from the shareholders – government of this country, the entire staff of this company and the contractors, I believe it is doable and we will deliver the project”, the GMD said.