The rehabilitation work underway at the Port Harcourt refinery has reached 90 per cent, giving indications that the refinery may soon open for production.
The update on the ongoing work was given by the Managing Director of the Port Harcourt Refining Company, Bafred Enjugu.
Enjugu said the refinery in Alesa-Eleme, Rivers State, in south-south Nigeria constituted 47 per cent of the nation’s total Production capacity.
Channels Television’s correspondent, Emmanuel Ereyi, visited the refinery to get a first-hand assessment of the level of rehabilitation on the long abandoned oil production company.
Nigeria, a leading crude oil producing country in Africa, relies hugely on imported refined petroleum products for its citizens, since the refineries in the country stopped operations years ago.
The new administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had promised to rehabilitate the refineries and make them operational, as the nation could not continue to rely on imported products.