Port Harcourt Refinery: Disciples of Jagaban commends Tinubu on achievement
The Disciples of Jagaban has commended the tenacity of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu in fulfilling his promise for the commencement of the Port Harcourt Refinery in December.
DOJ says with President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Nigeria’s lost glory will gradually return.
According to the National Coordinator of the DOJ, Comrade Abdulhakeem Adegoke Alawuje, Tinubu has proved to the world that he knows what it takes to be president of a very complex country like Nigeria, particularly, considering the position of former president Olusegun Obasanjo who expressed doubt on the reactivation of the refineries and the fulfilment of the December deadline.
NNPC last week announced the mechanical completion of the refinery in fulfilment of its pledge to complete phase one of the Port Harcourt Refinery by the end of 2023, and the subsequent streaming of phase two in 2024.
It said the first phase of the plant had been completed, as the facility would start refining 60,000 barrels of crude oil after the Christmas break.
This came as the government also stated that the importation of Liquefied Petroleum Gas, popularly called cooking gas, would reduce after the Christmas break, as the refinery starts pumping out refined products.
Alawuje noted that, according to the NNPC, the development will give value to Nigeria, create jobs, provide feedstock for industries, revenue, foreign exchange, energy security and more.
He said the achievement of the Port Harcourt Refinery awarded in 2021 by President Muhammadu Buhari 2021 shows that it’s either the previous governments before the coming of Buhari/Tinubu are bereft of lofty ideas or they intentionally crippled the refineries for personal gain.
“Tinubu has proved that every rough beginning must have a good end. It’s time Tinubu critics become his supporters, for this great achievement.
“Indeed, many Nigerians have lost hope in the establishment, especially in the oil sector which is the mainstay of the Nigerian economy, but today, the meaning of Renewed Hope that many of us didn’t understand Mr President first made pronouncement is getting clearer.
“If the refinery that had been dead for decades could resume operations within months through sheer determination of Mr President, it means the Renewed Hope is here already.”
Comrade Alawuje called on the opposition parties and their flagbearers to publicly congratulate Tinubu for the landmark achievement.
“The DOJ formally congratulates Mr president and the entire Nigerians, even as we urge the President to ensure his promises to revive the two other refineries in Warri and Kaduna in 2024 come to fruition.
Alawuje stated that it was the exemplary leadership dexterity of Asiwaju Tinubu that made the DOJ call on him to contest for president as early as 2019.
“With resounding achievements, Tinubu has started exposing and dwarfing the so-called achievements of previous leaders that collapsed Nigerian refineries for their private refineries abroad.
“In line with Mr President’s agenda, our Renewed Hope is here and Nigerians should indeed be hopeful of great things to come shortly.
“DOJ as a visionary political movement is saying emphatically that, with the current trajectory of achievements of President Tinubu in less than one year in office, winning the 2027 elections can only be without much stress”.