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Reps panel provides Sylva, Kyari, others seven days to look earlier than it

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The Home of Representatives Advert hoc Committee investigating the remark of refineries in Nigeria has issued a seven-day ultimatum to the Minister of Disclose for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva, to look earlier than the committee or possibility the wrath of the legislation.

The Chairman of the committee, Ganiyu Abiodun (APC-Lagos remark), issued the ultimatum at a press convention on Thursday in Abuja.

Also to look earlier than the committee is the Community Managing Director (GMD) of Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC), Mele Kyari, and the Total Managers of the refineries in Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna.

Mr Abiodun acknowledged the committee was compelled to arena the ultimatum following the failure of the officers to honour three invitations earlier despatched to them.

“We’re compelled to retain this press convention as a result of persevered refusal and flagrant omit of the GMD of the NNPC, the minister of remark for petroleum sources and the licensed managers of Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna refineries to the invitations to look earlier than the committee.

“We take into accout this persevered refusal and negligence to look earlier than the committee as disrespect to the Leadership of the Nationwide Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The committee is haunted that the Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC), Warri Refinery and Petrochemicals Company (WRPC) and Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemicals Company (KRPC) had all been working at snide losses since 2010 earlier than they were lastly shut down in 2019.

“This committee has the mandate of the Home of Representatives and the constitutional responsibility to query accountability from these in positions of managing our sources.

“It’s worrisome that the GMD of the NNPC, the minister of remark for petroleum sources and the licensed managers of Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna refineries to find refused three invitations to look earlier than the committee to epic for the billions of greenbacks spent on the rehabilitation of the refineries over the years.

“As chairman of this honourable committee, I hereby summon the GMD of the NNPC, the minister of remark for petroleum sources and the licensed managers of Port Harcourt, Warri and Kaduna refineries to look earlier than the committee on Thursday, April 28, 2022, to steer clear of genuine, constitutional and parliamentary measures to be taken against them to compel them to look,” he acknowledged.

The lawmaker acknowledged the committee was conscious that the NNPC not too prolonged prior to now awarded contracts for the rehabilitation of refineries in the next sums: WRPC $900 million, PHRC $1.5 billion and KRPC $1.3 billion.

He recalled that the committee was constituted to resolve the genuine price of rehabilitating the refineries and what was wanted to elevate them encourage to maximum refining capability.

Essentially primarily based totally on him, the committee is remitted to resolve the correct remark of the refineries, ascertain the genuine price of rehabilitating and what is wanted for the refineries to feature at maximum capability.

He acknowledged the committee relied on relevant regulations and underneath the provisions of Sections 62, 88, and 89 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

Mr Abiodun acknowledged the committee requested the GMD of the NNPC to give a standing record on the nation’s refineries and the genuine price of rehabilitating the refineries from 2012 to this point.

“The committee namely requested the GMD to give the next; an appraisal of the recent remark of refineries in the Nation: Port Harcourt Refining Company (PHRC); Warri Refining and Petrochemical Company Cramped (WRPC) and Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company Cramped (KRPC) from the Twelve months 2012 to this point.

“Copies of annual budgets on rehabilitation by the refineries: PHRC, WRPC and KRPC from 2012 to this point and an inventory of approvals/fund releases for rehabilitation of refineries from 2012 to this point.

“Listing of all contracts awarded for the rehabilitation of refineries and award letters issued to carrier companies and contractors and the True Imprint of Projects (Contracts) and Evaluation (if any) stated in Naira.

“Work Completion Certificates issued on rehabilitation initiatives implemented on refineries, evidence of payments made for all such contracts awarded from the Twelve months 2012 to this point.

“Listing of carrier companies and contractors that handled the rehabilitation of refineries and any assorted relevant recordsdata to abet the Committee in the future of this project,” he acknowledged.

The lawmaker acknowledged that as people of the Nationwide Assembly and representatives of the contributors, they had the constitutional obligation to title and query from these to blame.

He acknowledged that legislators wanted to understand the problems besetting the refineries to proffer concepts for a sustainable future and the earnings of all Nigerians.

(NAN)

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