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PH Refinery to generate 3,000 jobs as rehabilitation work commences
Lagos -- The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has disclosed that the Port Harcourt Refinery rehabilitation project would require 3,000 workers at the peak of activities.
It said out of that number, there would be only 70 expatriates while the balance would be sourced locally in line with the local content policy.
The NNPC stated this as it announced that rehabilitation work has commenced on the refinery.
A statement by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division of the NNPC, Dr. Kennie Obateru, quoted the NNPC Chief Operating Officer, Refineries & Petrochemicals, Engr. Mustapha Yakubu, as saying that everything was being done to ensure that the project is delivered hitch-free and on schedule.
Speaking at the technical kick-off meeting for the project which held at the Port Harcourt Refinery Complex, Alesa Eleme, Rivers State, Engr. Yakubu said everything about the project had been carefully worked out to ensure that the target of at least 90% refining capacity is achieved when operational.
“It must be hitch-free and that is why we are engaging the host communities appropriately. 200 million Nigerians are looking up to us and we can't afford to fail. We've been on this journey since 2019,” he said.
The chief operating officer disclosed that the project would require 3,000 workers at the peak of activities, stressing that out of that number there would be only 70 expatriates while the balance would be sourced locally in line with the local content policy.