DR. CHIDI LLOYD INTERCEPTS A NEWLY CONSTRUCTED ILLEGAL ARTISANAL PETROLEUM REFINERY IN RUMUJI

As the fight against illegal oil bunkering activities in Emohua local government area continues to make appreciable progress, the local government chairman, Dr Chidi Lloyd has intercepted a newly constructed illegal artisanal petroleum refining site in Rumuji town, Emohua local government area.

Following a tip off on illegal oil bunkering activities in Emohua local government area and in compliance with the directive of the governor of Rivers State, H.E Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, the council chairman on Wednesday led a combined team of security personnel and members of the local government taskforce on illegal oil bunkering into a forest in Rumuji town, where construction work was being concluded for the take off of a new illegal artisanal petroleum refinery with over fifteen tanks and receivers already fabricated and installed in the site.

Dr Lloyd who regretted the involvement of highly placed individuals and security personnel in the illegal oil bunkering activities which has brought health related challenges and economic damages to the people of Emohua local government area and Rivers State in general, called for the intervention of the federal government to ensure that the menace is brought to an end.

He thanked the governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike for championing the fight against soot which is majorly caused by illegal oil bunkering activities in the state, stressing that the success of the fight against soot depends on the sincerity of federal government controlled security agencies who are empowered to fight oil theft and other criminal activities in the country.

The council chairman called for the support and cooperation of community stakeholders, especially in the area of information gathering, to collectively end the soot in the local government area.

Bright Jossy Elendu

Chief Press Secretary,

Emohua LGA.

12/1/2022

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