Rufai Oseni and President Bola Tinubu
Arise TV host, Rufai Oseni has ridiculed President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, after he assured Nigerians that the Port Harcourt Refinery will commence operations in December 2023.
Tinubu made this known on Wednesday night during a meeting with various labour unions.
The meeting came after organised labour commenced a nationwide protest over what it described as ‘anti-people’ policies introduced by the Tinubu government since its inception on May 29, 2023.
According to Tinubu, the Port Harcourt Refinery would commence operations after the completion of the ongoing rehabilitation contract between NNPCL and Italian firm, Maire Tecnimont SpA.
Reacting to the promise to labour unions, Rufai Oseni, in a post via his Twitter page, made reference to Dangote’s private refinery, which was commissioned in May with the promise to start operations in June and still has not started.
Making a jest of the situation, Rufai noted that the Federal Government had directed local refineries on how the fuel prices will be marginally lower than the import, but they have refused to adhere to it.
He tweeted, “From waiting for a private refinery now we are waiting for Porthharcourt refinery in Dec. Hahahahahah.
“I repeat if our local refineries produce petrol and they buy in the Naira equivalent of the dollar for crude, the price will be marginally lower than the import. FG has directed them but they haven’t.”