The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr. Ibe Kachikwu, has said Refineries are currently producing at a capacity of 25%. He said this at the Ministerial Nominee Screening on Wednesday 14th October 2015.
It will be recalled that Dr. Ibe Kachikwu had earlier told journalists in Lagos that refineries are mostly producing at 30 per cent capacity, whereas he would have wished they were producing at a minimum capacity of 60 per cent. He also said “NNPC would have sold all the refineries, but for the intervention of the President”.
The NNPC boss lamented the fact that the refineries had obsolete equipment as a result of their age, but added that his vision of making the corporation run like a company is refocusing the refineries.
Mr. Kachikwu also told journalists that the Nigerian Army would begin to monitor the nation’s pipelines, beginning with the one in Arepo, Ogun State.
He further warned Nigerians against vandalizing pipelines, saying it is the collective wealth of the nation.