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TUC states position on Port-Harcourt Refinery

TUC states position on Port-Harcourt Refinery Published By: Paul Dada

The  President of Trade Union Congress of Nigeria, Festus Osifo has urged the Federal Government to ensure that the Port-Harcourt Refinery begins production by the end of March this year.

Osifo, stated this request  in Abuja on Monday during a press briefing.

He said : “The congress visited the Port Harcourt Refinery about a week ago to inspect the state of the rehabilitation of both the old and new refineries.

“We are demanding that crude production from the old Port Harcourt refinery must commence before the end of first quarter of 2024.

“We further demand that the rehabilitation of the new Port Harcourt refinery, Warri refinery and Kaduna refinery must be expedited as we shall be closely monitoring progress and work completion as scheduled in the work breakdown structure”.

P.M. News had earlier reported that  Osifo told the President Bola Tinubu-led administration  to forget about national pride and begin the   importation of food  in order to bring down the high prices of food commodities in Nigeria.

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Osifo said the hardship currently experienced by Nigerians  was unprecedented, and he blamed this on this leadership of the country.

“Nigerians must live to see tomorrow before we can understand how beautiful a government policy is. The national pride of striving to achieve food sufficiency locally should be temporarily relaxed. Governments at all levels should immediately purchase sufficient quantities of food items from different parts of the world and share them with vulnerable Nigerians.

“Importing food abroad at this point will assist to reduce the hyper-inflation of food in the country. FG should allow importation of food items for Nigerians consumption within the next two weeks,” he said.

 

 

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