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Kachikwu admits Buhari’s administration failed to build refineries

Former Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu has admitted that the Buhari-led administration failed to give Nigerians refineries as promised during electioneering campaigns in 2014.

President Muhammadu Buhari is also the Minister of Petroleum. [Twitter/@thesunnigeria]
Kachikwu said this in an interview with journalists and published by Punch on Saturday, June 8, 2019. 
While responding to a question on Buhari’s administration failure to deliver the refineries he promised, Kachikwu said he’s bold enough to say the administration did not deliver the mandate.
He said, "It is one area where I think we did not deliver the mandate and I am bold enough to say that. Recently, I think I saw something like ‘Kachikwu failed to deliver on his five promises on refineries’. I think it is a misunderstanding of how the system works. I started within as Group Managing Director and also as Minister of State at that point; most of the powers and work were centered on me. If you look at the refineries, the first problem we had was that they were not functioning when I assumed office in 2015 and because of the huge apparent fuel scarcity; it was a major problem for me if I had to wait for vessels to arrive each time to meet the delivery timeline. These were the problems. So I was focused on how to get them working, at least to start, no matter how little and all they gave me was one million litres a day.
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