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Buhari Commissions Oil Refinery to Produce 5,000 Barrels a Day

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has come to say that Nigeria is a country that is very difficult to govern. The septuagenarian lamented that no matter how hard he tries, some people would still find faults in his government. Adding that as a leader, he has to accept the challenges of leadership and learn to live by them. The president made this known while fielding questions from reporters after receiving some of his aides and close friends who visited him at the presidential villa in Abuja in commemoration of his 77th birthday. “I think I come to accept the realities of leadership in Nigeria, you can only try, it is a terrific country, no matter what you do, there are people on daily basis that look for your faults and go to the press, so you have to learn to live by that,” he said.

Buhari Commissions Oil Refinery to Produce 5,000 Barrels a Day.

The President, Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated a medium-sized refinery in Ibigwe, Imo State, on Tuesday.

The Ibigwe refinery will process 5,000 barrels a day, the president said on his Twitter account.

The president launched the refinery online and said work would begin on expanding the plant to produce 50,000 barrels a day.

Nigeria is one of the world’s largest oil producers, but crude oil is exported and refined due to damage to the country’s refineries.

“This afternoon I virtually commissioned the 5,000 barrels per day Waltersmith Modular Refinery in Ibigwe, Imo State, in fulfillment of our Refinery Roadmap. I am pleased to note that work is now commencing on expansion of the capacity of the refinery to 50,000 barrels per day”. pic.twitter.com/Wo1S7VIKxh

— Muhammadu Buhari (@MBuhari)

Meanwhile, Nigeria has reached a consensus with the Niger Republic to import petroleum product from the country.

Niger Republic’s Soraz Refinery in Zinder, some 260km from the Nigerian border, has an installed refining capacity of 20,000 barrels per day.

Niger’s total domestic requirement is about 5,000bpd, thus leaving a huge surplus of about 15,000 BPD, mostly for export.

The announcement was met with widespread criticisms with many knocking the government over its inability to keep the country’s refineries running.

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