The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company, (NNPC) Dr. Maikanti Kacalla Baru, has stated that he has engaged traders to determine a refinery in Akwa Ibom State.
The NNPC GMD, who stated this throughout a two-day Triennial Retreat/Synergy workshop of the Petroleum and Pure Fuel Senior Workers Affiliation of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) in Uyo, Akwa-Ibom State, stated the state was well-positioned geographically to have a refinery.
“The traders have been coming to us and I’ve seen one that’s fairly promising. It’s on this mild that I inspired these traders to return and see the state authorities and talk about,” he stated.
In accordance with a press release by spokesman of the company, Ndu Ughamadu, Dr. Baru defined that though the popular location of the traders was not Akwa Ibom State, he had satisfied them to think about establishing the refinery there to leverage, particularly on the state’s deep shoreline.