18 January 2012
Following the Federal Government‘s Policy on deregulation which led to the controversial removal of subsidy on petroleum products, groups and individuals have called for probe of the Akwa Ibom State Government on their alleged sabotage of the Amakpe Refinery Project, Eket. Speaking during a press conference organized by a group known as Concerned Unemployed Graduates, Eket chapter, the coordinator, while advising the Federal Government to rescind its earlier decision on the fuel subsidy for the interest of the Nigeria Masses also called for a High Powered Panel of
Enquiry into the lingering crisis which has led to the delay in commencement of operation in the Amakpe Refinery, Eket.Noting that the commencement of operations in the said Refinery would have helped cushion the harsh effects of the fuel subsidy removal as well reduced the level of unemployment in the State. CUG alleged that the current crisis in the indigenous company was caused by a cabal of oil subsidy beneficiaries in collaboration with the Akwa Ibom State Governor, His Excellency, Chief (Dr) Godswill Akpabio.