The ongoing quick-fix project at the Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemicals Company Limited is making significant progress, with a promising update from the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), Heineken Lokpobiri.
According to an official statement posted on the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited’s platform, the refinery is on track to be fully operational by December 2024.
During an inspection tour of the Kaduna Refinery & Petrochemicals, Minister Lokpobiri expressed confidence in the timely restoration of the refinery by the end of 2024.
He emphasized the remarkable progress observed during his visit and stressed his commitment to holding key players involved in the rehabilitation process accountable.
The Federal Government has pledged unwavering support to ensure the project’s timely completion.
Minister Lokpobiri highlighted the urgent need to restore the refinery to operational status, emphasizing its critical role in the nation’s economic prosperity and energy security.
Mele Kyari, the Group Chief Executive Officer of NNPC Limited, echoed Minister Lokpobiri’s optimism.
He assured that the fuel plant at the refinery will be ready for production by December 2024.
All necessary preparations are in place, with the contractor already mobilized to the site and essential equipment for quick-fix activities already on-site.
Kyari stated, “We are very confident that we will secure the appropriate financing to bring the project to fruition, and ultimately, we will begin delivering value to the Nigerian people once again.”
The plan includes a quick fix with a production capacity of 60,000 barrels per day, a significant step towards generating revenue from the facility.
This aligns with the completion of the Build, Operate, and Transfer (BOT) pipeline project, ensuring reliable pipeline delivery infrastructure.
The Minister’s announcement and NNPC Limited’s proactive commitment represent a significant development in restoring Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemicals.
Its revival promises a positive impact on Nigeria’s economy and energy sector as it aims to reopen by December 2024.