The former lawmaker representing Kogi West in the Senate, Dino Melaye, on Thursday condemned the Federal Government for approving $1.5 billion to renovate the Port Harcourt Refinery.
Dino in a video posted on his Twitter account alleged that the fund was approved to be embezzled by those who gave the approval.
The former lawmaker who described the refinery as dead called on President Muhammadu Buhari to reverse the decision.
He said, “It is sad to note that the Federal the Government wants to spend 1.5 billion dollars to renovate Port Harcourt Refinery.”
“They want to use N720 billion to renovate a dead refinery because Port Harcourt Refinery is dead.”
“Are you using $1.5 billion for the embalmment of the dead refinery? Because this money is going to be spent on a dead refinery.”
“When will this stealing stop in this country? When will this inconsiderate corruption stop in this country?”
“As an anti-corruption network, as a person of patriotism, we call on President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately reverse this satanic and wicked decision.”
“Those who are ready to benefit from this stealing, we are waiting and we are watching.”
“We have no other country to call our own and we will not keep quiet in the midst of this corruption”.
Naija News had earlier reported that the Federal Government has approved the sum of $1.5 billion for the rehabilitation of the Port Harcourt refinery.
The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, made this known to State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday.
See the video below:
1.5 billion dollars(720 billion naira) for embalment of Port Hacourt Refinary by Federal Government is unacceptable. SDM pic.twitter.com/e6MjWGBrFu
— Senator Dino Melaye. (SDM) (@dino_melaye) March 18, 2021
Source: Naija News