NNPC Group Managing Director, Mallam Mele Kyari, has revealed when the three main refineries in the country will function well at full capacity.
Kyari while speaking during a facilities tour of the Port-Harcourt Refining and Petrochemical Company (PHRC), stated that full rehabilitation of the plants would commence January 2020. He also promised that the Nation’s oil company will do everything possible between October and December to close out all necessary conditions for them to deliver on the project.
We will stick to time, we will deliver this project by 2022. We will commence actual rehabilitation work in January. We will do everything possible between October and December to close out all necessary conditions for us to deliver on that project. I believe that with the support that we have from the shareholders – the government of this country, the entire staff of this company and the contractors, I believe it is doable and we will deliver the project”, the GMD said.
He tasked the contractors on the need to consider their reputation as the most critical element in business processes and engagements.
“It’s no longer about business now, but a reputational issue. For the original builders of the refinery, Tecmmont, Eni/NAOC and NNPC, let us be conscious of the fact that our reputation is at stake as far as this project is concerned. The NNPC leadership has promised this country that our refineries will work, therefore, we must work not to disappoint over 200million Nigerian stakeholders”.