Oil Refinery: Senator Shehu Sani Mocks Buhari
The Senator representing Kaduna Central District Shehu Sani has mocked the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari over his failed promise on building an oil refinery in Nigeria.
Mr Buhari, 76, promised to build four new petroleum refineries in Nigeria while contesting under the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2015.
The President blamed the previous administration of the ex-President Goodluck Jonathan for the decline of the refineries in the country.
“But over the last several years our refineries have declined, and we are at the mercy of imports. ” He said.
Senator Sani turned critic of the current administration after he fell out with the Kaduna State governor, Mallam Nasir El-Rufai.
The bad blood ousted the Senator from the APC. He joined the Peoples Redemption Party (PRP) where he lost his senatorial seat in the last general election to El-Rufai candidate Uba Sani.
As usual, mocking the President on his twitter handle on Saturday, Sani said “The refineries promised has not been built, the ones we have are not working and when they are asked, they will point at Dangote refinery; And we are begging Saudi Arabia, an oil-producing country like us to come and build refineries in Nigeria. This kin thing tire me. “
Meanwhile, the approved private sector driving refinery in Mashi, Katsina State will be completed in 2021, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu said in July 2018.
“However, presently, we have mentally structured our minds for a three-year period to finish the work on the refinery but that depends on what we find during the technical studies.’’
“It’s going to be in Katsina but there is a potential for an extension to Kaduna but bear in mind, this started first from a perspective of they (Niger) wanting to build a pipeline from Niger to Kaduna refinery.
“But at the Board of NNPC, we shut that down because the asset quality of the crude from Niger was not the same with our own and we would have had to take almost 90 per cent of our own crude to match their own 10 per cent of crude so it just didn’t make any sense.
“So at that point, we decided to do a refinery that is targeted at their crude,’’ he further explained.