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TUC SEEKS CLARIFICATION ON PROPOSED $2.68BN REFINERIES

By NBF News
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PORT HARCOURT- FEDERAL Government has been enjoined to confirm if truly it plan to invest about $2.68 billion in the construction of three refineries in Indonesia as recently reported.

Rivers State Chairman of Trade Union Congress, TUC, Mr. Chika Unuegbu, in a statement, Thursday, said the union will want to know the truth, as the report came up at a time the Federal Government was proposing the removal of petroleum subsidy in the country.

He said: 'TUC Rivers State would want to humbly request Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke, Minister of Information and Communication Labaran Maku and Minister of Finance, Mrs Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to confirm the veracity of a publication, alleging that Nigeria plans to invest $ 2.68 billion in Indonesia to fund the construction of three oil refineries.

'The request for clarification is based on the fact that Nigeria currently imports most of her refined products and was planning to remove fuel subsidy come January 2012 with attendant hardship on Nigerians.'