UPDATE: FG Not Aware Dangote Imports Crude From US – Minister

UPDATE: FG Not Aware Dangote Imports Crude From US – Minister

by Victor Ndubuisi

According to announcements made by the federal government, Dangote Refineries imports its crude oil from the United States.

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), Heineken Lokpobiri, stressed that Nigeria is endowed with an ample supply of crude oil to run all of its refineries, including modular ones.

During the Ministerial Sectoral Updates on Thursday in Abuja, Lokpobiri made this declaration to commemorate President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s one-year anniversary in office.

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Several important officials attended the meeting, including Senator Heineken Lokpobiri, Minister of State for Petroleum, Minister of the FCT, Mr. Nyesom Wike, Minister of Youth Development, Dr. Jamila Ibrahim Bio, Minister of State for the FCT, Dr. Mariya Mahmud, and Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Atiku Bagudu and Minister of State for Youth Development, Mr. Ayodele Olawande.


“I’m not aware that Dangote Refinery has started importing crude oil from the US. That’s the reason why we’re talking about an increase in production.

“That’s why we’re talking to servicing companies to come back and start drilling. The only way we can increase production is to continue drilling…” He stated.

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Speaking on the rumours that the Tinubu administration still pays fuel subsidy, he added, “On the issue of subsidy, all of us know that from the first day the President took over office he said subsidy is gone.

“And I can confirm to you today that the subsidy is gone. But the point is, all over the world, governments find a way to subsidise. It may not be fuel but may be food … there’s no responsible government that will not find a way to ameliorate the suffering of its citizens. But pls I want it to be official that there’s no subsidy for fuel as of today.”


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