N-Delta youths to shut oil operations over concession of PH refinery

By Egufe Yafugborhi WARRI —YOUTHS in Niger Delta have vowed to shut down all oil operations in the region over perceived deprivation of the region’s stakeholders from gaining ownership stakes in the controversial concession of the Port Harcourt Refinery even as the Senate suspended the move.
Briefing newsmen, yesterday, in Warri, Delta State under the aegis of  Pan Niger Delta Youth Leadership Forum, PANDLEAF, the region’s youths said Niger Delta was not against privatisation of the ailing refineries towards reviving them, but accused Minister of State for Petroleum, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, of double-speak to rationalize his determination to sell the refinery to the exclusion of host communities.
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