Wike orders council chairmen to destroy illegal refineries in Rivers

1/20/2022 11:22:00 AM

“I will not relent in this fight,” the governor says.

Wike orders council chairmen to destroy illegal refineries in Rivers

“I will not relent in this fight,” the governor says.

of Rivers State has ordered all the 23 local council chairmen to hire bulldozers and destroy every identified illegal crude oil bunkering and artisanal refinery sites in the state.Mr Wike gave the order on Wednesday in a statement issued by media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, after meeting with the council chairmen, the State commissioner of police and the commandant of the civil defence in Port Harcourt.

He also asked the Commissioner of Police in the state, Eboka Friday, to provide adequate security for the council chairmen as they embark on the mass destruction of illegal refinery sites.Mr Wike had issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the chairmen on January 14 to provide him with a comprehensive list of all illegal refinery sites and their operators within their area.

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Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has ordered all the 23 local council chairmen to hire bulldozers and destroy every identified illegal crude oil bunkering and artisanal refinery sites in the state.The governor has also tasked the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Eboka Friday to provide adequate security for the Local Government Area chairmen as they embark on the mass destruction of illegal sites across the 23 LGAs of the state.According to the governor, the decision to fight illegal refineries in the state is aimed at sending a strong message to oil bunkerers.The meeting will hold at the Government House, Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Mr Wike gave the order on Wednesday in a statement issued by media aide, Kelvin Ebiri, after meeting with the council chairmen, the State commissioner of police and the commandant of the civil defence in Port Harcourt. He also asked the Commissioner of Police in the state, Eboka Friday, to provide adequate security for the council chairmen as they embark on the mass destruction of illegal refinery sites. It would be recalled that the Governor had on Friday, 14th January 2022 issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the 23 Local Government Area chairmen to provide him with a comprehensive list of all illegal refinery sites and their operators within their respective jurisdiction. Mr Wike had issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the chairmen on January 14 to provide him with a comprehensive list of all illegal refinery sites and their operators within their area. “All of you should hire bulldozers, clear all those creeks,” the governor ordered the LG bosses. The governor said with the receipt of the list of identified illegal refinery sites, the state government would provide financial support to the local government area chairmen to hire bulldozers and swamp buggies for the purpose of destroying all the sites. The governor enjoined the Commissioner of Police to give the Local Government Area chairmen adequate security personnel to go for the destruction, adding that the government would not allow those engaged in illegitimate business to operate in Rivers. “I will not relent in this fight.

And all of you should hire bulldozers. And all of you should hire bulldozers. Go and clear those areas, apply to the state government, each of you, at least N20 million for a start to hire the equipment. All those areas where the illegal refinery sites are in the bush, in the creek, clear the place. Government will give you some money to go and hire bulldozers to go and clear the sites so that they will know we are serious,” he said. The government will give you some money to go and hire bulldozers to go and clear the sites so that they will know we are serious. Governor Wike said the government will not allow those engaged in illegitimate business to operate in Rivers. CP, please give them the security to do this work. “One thing I want to say and which is very clear, and like everybody knows, I am not against anybody making money. But, we cannot allow people to make money, while others are dying.

But we cannot allow people to make money, while others are dying,” he stated. The air pollution in Rivers, especially the soot in Port Harcourt and its environs, has been attributed to the operation of illegal oil refineries in the state. He had accused persons engaged in illegal bunkering and artisanal refining of being responsible for the soot polluting the air and endangering the health of residents of the state. Mr Wike said since the state government intensified the fight against illegal refinery operators the air quality in parts of the state has “improved remarkably”. He said he was mindful that the cartel behind these illicit businesses would make effort to compromise security agents in the state. The governor, therefore, warned that he would personally visit the inspector general of police, the commandant general of the civil defence and the chief of army staff in Abuja, to report any of their personnel implicated in illegal crude oil bunkering and artisanal refinery activities in the state.

“You know in Nigeria, we don’t believe that anything can happen. We don’t take government seriously, but in our own case, they have no choice, they’ll take us seriously,” the governor said. ( .