By Onomiguren Agbamu
Delta State Governor, Rt. Hon. Sheriff Oborevwori has urged the Federal Government and other relevant stakeholders to work towards revitalizing the nation’s refineries, that Nigeria has no business importing petrol with its cost implications on the economy.
The Governor stated this on Tuesday when the National Executive Committee of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) led by the National President, Comrade Williams Akporeha pay him a courtesy visit at Government House, Asaba.
The Governor noted that there was no justification for an oil-producing nation with four refineries to resort to fuel importation for its local consumption.
He added that NUPENG is a critical stakeholder in the Nigerian project and thanked the President and the union for the support given to him during and after the general elections.
According to the Governor: “I am happy that NUPENG has been in this struggle for years and I congratulate you for the struggle for a more efficient and people-oriented oil and gas sector and I celebrate you because you are a critical stakeholder in the Nigeria project.”
He maintained that ” his M.O.R.E Agenda security and Infrastructural development are major keys, noting that most of the projects just awarded in Warri, will be beneficial to NUPENG saying without good roads, you can’t lift your products.
While he commended NUPENG for its intention to build skill acquisition and vowed that his administration would collaborate for the success of the project.
Earlier, while disclosing the purpose of the visit, the National President of NUPENG, Comrade Akporeha said they were in Asaba to congratulate the Governor and for his laudable achievements in 100 days in the saddle.
He said that Delta state is an investment destination any time and urged the Governor to create the enabling environment for more investors to come and invest in the state.
The NUPENG boss, while thanking the Governor for his workers’ friendly disposition, appealed for the state government’s assistance in rehabilitating the deplorable federal roads leading to fuel depots in the state
Akporeha said NUPENG had concluded plans to build a skill acquisition centre in Warri to train youths in the state.
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