Former Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Chamberlain Oyibo has thrown his weight behind plans by the NNPC to get Nigerian refineries working.
Dr. Oyibo gave his nod to the planned revitalization of existing refineries in a briefing following a forum organised by the NNPC, recently.
Dr. Oyibo stated that the multisectoral approach will avail stakeholders in the oil and gas sector, the window to brainstorm on the way forward for the industry.
For the NNPC as a national oil company to live up to its constitutional obligation and boost the Nigerian economy, the former GMD, said the four refineries in the country must be made to operate optimally.
He also endorsed the idea of using vessels to convey crude to refineries, saying that it will make the refineries work and obviate the persistent attacks on pipelines, which had crippled the effective supply of petroleum products in the country.