Oil Bunkering Fire: FG should integrate artisanal refineries — Rep

Written by on April 26, 2022

The Federal Government has been urged to integrate artisanal refineries into the country’s refining regulations for the oil and gas industry.

This was the submission of Kingsley Uju-Chima, the representative of Ohaji/Egbema, Oguta, Oru Federal Constituency, Imo State, at the House of Representatives, following a visit to the site of Friday’s fire incident that killed over 100 people at an illegal bunkering site in his constituency.

He noted that the proposed artisanal refinery will serve as a possible permanent solution to the menace associated with illegal oil bunkering.

He called for a round table discussion among oil companies, community and religious leaders, youths and other stakeholders on the way forward.

The lawmaker, who later addressed some women from the area, urged them to help re-orientate the mindset of the youth against dependence on illegal oil bunkering.

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