26 December 2011
As part of the measures to boost local refining capacity and ease the effects of removal of subsidy, the Federal Government has extracted an aggressive programme of 24 months from the original contractors that built the country
's refineries to bring them up to 90 per cent capacity utilisation within 24 months.
Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Diezani Alison Madueke, stated this in
at the weekend during the Second Town Hall Meeting of the Newspaper Proprietors Lagos ' Association of Nigeria (NPAN).
She disclosed that under the programme, the contractors would bring back Port Harcourt Refinery to 90 per cent capacity utilisation in the next 12months, followed by
and Warri refineries. Kaduna
The minister said the decision to bring back the original contractors was because the Turnaround Maintenance (TAM) had been consistently abused over the years, adding that it was also a demonstration of the seriousness of the present administration.