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$50m Modular Refinery Takes Off In Delta Soon

Posted: Mar 3, 2016 at 5:54 am   /   by   /   comments (1)

Emma Arubi, Warri

Comrade Benjamin Iwetan, Delta State chairman of Host Communities of Nigeria (HOSTCOM), has disclosed that an American firm has proposed to build a $50 million modular refinery at Koko, headquarters of Warri North Local Government Area of  Delta State, even as Ogiame Ikenwoli, the Olu of Warri, has appealed for the co-operation of Itsekiri youths and other stakeholders.

Iwetan made the disclosure on Monday in Warri, Delta State, during a meeting of Itsekiri youths from various communities on the behest of the Olu of Warri.

While noting that the American investors are planning to build the refinery on 600 acres of land already given out in Koko, Iwetan stated that the Olu of Warri does not want actions that will discourage investors in Iwereland, saying the project would engage thousands of Itsekiris and several others.

In his brief remarks the royal father tasked Itsekiri youths to create the enabling environment for the refinery project as well as other projects in Itsekiriland, just as he warned against disruption of development projects in his domain.

Comrade Hope George, Senior Special Assistant to the Delta State Governor on Youth Development, in a remark at the meeting, described the Itsekiri people as pace-setters and revealed that the state government has earmarked N1 billion for the construction of internal roads in Ode-Itsekiri (Big Warri), Warri South Local Government Area, in the 2016 budget.