The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, on Tuesday said it was shameful that the country had continued to import finished petroleum products.
According to him, the country has to stop importing the products, adding that the Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources was committed to making this happen.
The minister disclosed this in several messages on his Twitter handle on Tuesday.
In one of the tweets on the state of the refineries, Kachikwu said, “It is shameful that we’ve continued to import finished products. We need to stop. We are committed to this.”
Nigeria imports a greater percentage of its finished petroleum products, as the country’s refineries have continued to perform below expectation.
Commenting further on the state of the refineries, Kachikwu confirmed media’s report that there was no concession of the plants, adding, “We have a financing model that’ll still vest ownership in @NNPCgroup.