FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SAYS IT WILL NOT BORROW ALL 1.5-BILLION-DOLLARS TO REHABILITATE PORT HARCOURT REFINERY
Written by wave FM on March 22, 2021
The Federal Government says the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery in Rivers State will not significantly add to the nation’s burden.
A total of 1.5-billion-dollars has been proposed by the government to fund the project, a decision that has sparked controversy and debates in various parts of the country.
In what seems to be the latest reaction among several others, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, TIMIPRE SYLVA, doused the concerns that the project would worsen the nation’s debt profile.
He said the government does not intend to borrow all the funds to rehabilitate the refinery which he said would be functional in 18 months.
SYLVA disclosed that a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Ltd (NPDC) and others would contribute the money to be used for the project.
Edited by Chinwendu Nwani