I will treat illegal crude oil refinery operators worse than Boko Haram – Wike

Illegal Crude Oil Refinery – By Babajide Okeowo

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Governor Nyesom Wike has vowed to treat persons behind illegal crude oil refineries worse than how Boko Haram terrorists are handled in the North.

The Governor said he would not allow such persons to keep causing great health hazard to residents in the State and destroying the national economy. Wike spoke when he received the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor on Friday at Government House in Port Harcourt. He told Irabor the importance of the war against illegal crude oil refinery activities saying the proceeds from the oil and gas sector sustained the country.

“You and I know that one product we have today that has kept this country going is oil and gas, which I will say is the main source of our revenue in this country today.

“And so, we must as a people, as a government, it doesn’t matter whichever faction you may be or whichever divide you may be, or you may find yourself. What is important you must defend any of our national assets.

Wike said: “I have declared this fight as the war against terrorism. I will treat them (operators of illegal refineries) worse than Boko Haram, because they are stealing from our economy and killing our people.”

He told Irabor the importance of the war against illegal crude oil refinery activities saying the proceeds from the oil and gas sector sustained the country.

Wike said: “I have declared this fight as the war against terrorism. I will treat them (operators of illegal refineries) worse than Boko Haram, because they are stealing from our economy and killing our people.”

“I will do anything within my powers to see that it is put to stop. I owe it as a duty, first by making sure that government is not losing revenue.

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