KEPA Rejects Kaduna Refinery Report On Toxic Waste

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The Kaduna State Protection Authority (KEPA) on Saturday rejected the Kaduna Refinery and Petrol-chemical Company (KRPC) report on alleged dumping of Toxic Waste at the neigbouring Rido community in Kaduna.

The General Manager of KEPA, Alhaji Aminu Sani, told newsmen that the report which stated that the authority had exonerated the refinery from the controversial toxic waste dump was false.

Sani said no official report was released by KEPA regarding the issue.

He said the Confirmatory Laboratory Analysis Test on the toxic waste was still ongoing.

Sani denied the reports published in the dailies, adding: “they were false and were not officially obtained from KEPA.

“In the letter we presented to the NNPC/KRPC, KEPA did not state that it has exonerated anyone involved in the issue because sample test on the toxic waste was inconclusive.”

Reacting to the issue, the Kaduna NNPC/KRPC Public Relations Manager, Alhaji Idris Abdullahi, said that the authority issued a signed letter stating that “The NNPC/KRPC has been exonerated from the alleged toxic waste dump at Rido Community.”

“We were surprised when KEPA told us that they are withdrawing their letter on the issue.”