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Onuesoke criticizes FG for plan to import oil from the Republic of Niger

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The head of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Sunny Onuesoke, has described the Federal Government’s plan to import petroleum products from the Republic of Niger as shameful.

Onuesoke, a former hopeful Delta state governor, said he found the pronouncement incredible because Nigeria has four refineries, while the Republic of Niger only has one.

Recall that the Ministry of Petroleum Resources announced on Thursday that it had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Republic of Niger to import petroleum products from a desert country.

Reacting to the pronouncement while addressing aviation correspondents at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Onuesoke said that it is a shame that Nigeria imports desert fuel from the Republic of Niger because Nigeria cannot maintain its four refineries, adding that what the pronouncement meant is that Nigeria could soon import cassava for its garri consumption.

What a sad comment. I saw Timipre Silva on television describing as good news that Nigeria would soon be importing gasoline from the Republic of Niger. This is the true definition of incompetence, disorientation, and mediocrity. After five years of promise for change from APC, things are going from bad to worse. Nigeria has four refineries but it is not their priority to run them, but to import from a smaller and poorer country. My feeling is that this government is hell-bent on empowering the Republic of Niger for whatever reason. First it was the construction of a railway and now the import of fuel ”, he lamented.

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