Senate Summons NNPC Over Refineries

The senate on Wednesday summoned the management of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, to explain the state of the nation’s refineries as well as all structures under its supervision.

In a prayer, Olusola Adeyeye (Osun-central) argued that the senate should go beyond urging the government to act, and instead hold its ministries, agencies and departments to account.

He prayed that the senate “‎summon the NNPC as soon as possible to give account of the state of the refineries and other structures under its control”.

He also urged the senate to advise the government to revamp the existing refineries and encourage the establishment of private ones.

Bukola Saraki, senate president, put the prayer to a voice vote, after which the senate agre‎ed to summon the NNPC “as soon as the relevant committee was set up”.

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