Abia State Announces Its New Modular Refinery Will Commence Operations In 2025.
The commissioner for information in Abia state has given the date for the completion of the Abia Industrial Innovation Park modular refinery.
The project will increase revenue for the government as well as provide job opportunities to the citizens of the state. This occurred after the Dangote refinery started operations following the delivery of the final six million barrels of crude oil.
Okey Kanu, the commissioner of Information and Culture, has said that the Abia Industrial Innovation Park (AIIP) modular refinery is scheduled to begin operations by 2025.
The new refinery is expected to provide thousands of direct and indirect jobs.
The commissioner added that the refinery would give thousands of indirect jobs and 2,000 direct jobs to the crowd of young people in Abia. “The project will help to provide refined products for the people of Abia as well as increase our revenue base as a state. “So, it is a project that is very important to this government and every effort is being put in place to ensure that the date is met.
“The state government is also ready to reap from the petroleum and mineral endowments in the state,” he stated.
Refinery to create job opportunities
According to Kanu, many investors, particularly those in the petroleum industry, have expressed a strong desire to establish their operations in Abia.
He claims it will support attempts to increase the number of jobs available to young people. This came after the Dangote Refinery commenced production after receiving six million barrels of crude oil.
The company commenced the production of diesel and aviation fuel in the early hours of Friday, January 12, 2024.
Nigeria’s oldest refinery begins operation Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that the long-awaited Port Harcourt refinery is now ready, fulfilling the federal government’s promise that operations will start in December 2023.
In a video update, the refinery lights were turned on Wednesday, December 20, 2023. According to a video uploaded on social media, the refinery’s flare indicated the commencement of oil refining.