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Port Harcourt Refinery: I will Not Jubilate Yet – Wike

‘I won’t jubilate yet’ — Wike reacts to approval of $1.5bn for Port Harcourt refinery

The Governor of Rivers State, Gov. Nyesom Wike, has said that he won’t jubilate over the $1.5bn approval for the rehabilitabilatioonm of the port harcourt refinery.

His reasons been that: Approval is not release and there had been series of unfulfilled promises in the past.

Speaking on Channels Television’s Politics Today live program, Wike noted that people of the state had heard a lot of promises and talks from the federal government that did not materialize.

“We have heard these promises and nothing has happened,” Wike stated.

He further noted that “If the refinery is going to work, it will improve a lot of economic activities, there will be employment for the people of the state. We will be happy but I am saying that we have had these promises and promises and nothing has happened. So, I don’t want to begin to say hallelujah. Let us wait and see what will happen based on the approval and the statement made by the minister of state, petroleum. We will hold him accountable for it.

“We know, even before the (APC) government came into being, they have promised a lot of things and later they come up to say because of these challenges and that, they are not able to fulfill them.

“We are going into 2023, so many promises will be made, so many approvals will be made.”

“Let us see whether they won’t talk about the problem of releasing of funds or because of this reason and that reason,” he said.

“So I’m not going to jubilate because the federal government said they have approved $1.5 billion for the rehabilitation of Port Harcourt refinery. I thank God, you said so but let us wait and see the outcome of it at the end of the day.”

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