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Peter Obi Knocks Buhari Over $1.5bn Port Harcourt Refinery Rehabilitation



Peter Obi Knocks Buhari Over $1.5bn Port Harcourt Refinery Rehabilitation

Former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has berated the Muhammadu Buhari-led government for planning to rehabilitate the Port Harcourt Refinery with $1.5bn.

Recall that the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timpire Sylva, had disclosed that the Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved his ministry’s plan to rehabilitate the refinery with $1.5bn.

But in a tweet via his Twitter handle on Friday, the former vice presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) described the planned repairs as a huge waste.

Obi faulted the approval of the money for the renovation, adding that the planned expenditure is worrisome to well-meaning Nigerians.

The former governor said approving such an amount for refinery repairs in light of Nigeria’s economic situation is a huge waste.

Obi accused the President and his team of worsening the country’s situation by their financial rascality.

Obi said, “The news of the planned expenditure of a whopping $1.5 billion for Port Harcourt refinery repairs is worrisome to well-meaning Nigerians. In light of our precarious economic situation, it is a huge waste.

“Our country on life support, but sadly the managers of our affairs are worsening the situation by their financial rascality.”

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.