OPDS deploys swamp buggy to rid Delta creeks of illegal refineries
The OPDS team, constituting the Nigerian Navy, Army, Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and Custom Service personnel, was led by OPDS MARITIME Component Commander, Commodore Adebamiji Ololowo.
Navy destroys 150 illegal refineries within seven months, says FOC
Rear Adm. Victor Adedipe, the outgone Flag Officer Commanding (FOC) Eastern Naval Command of the Nigerian Navy, Calabar, says the command destroyed no fewer than 150 illegal refineries between June 2017 and January 2018.
Stakeholders raise the alarm over illegal refineries in Niger Delta
The Executive Director of Niger Delta Budget Monitoring Group, Dr. George-Hill Anthony, who spoke at a policy dialogue meeting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, which was rounded off at the weekend, said that the operations of artisanal refineries are threats to the aviation sector if not checkmated.
Over 500 illegal refineries shut down in six months, says naval chief
The Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas, has said that within the last six months, over 500 illegal refineries operating at various locations in the creeks of the Niger Delta region have been shut down by the Nigerian Navy (NN).
NNPC defends government’s stance on illegal refineries
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has defended the Federal Government’s plan to transform illegal refineries in the Niger Delta into legal entities for proper integration of the youths in the region.
Group commends FG on integration of illegal refineries
The Bayelsa business community have commended the Federal Government’s plan to integrate illegal oil operations into the proposed modular refineries to be established in the Niger Delta.