The Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Dr Ibe Kachikwu has issued a 90- day ultimatum to the management of the Warri Refining and Petrochemicals Company (WRPC) to commence full production at the facility.
This is contained in a press statement issued by the corporation’s Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Mr Ohi Alegbe and made available to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday.
The statement said Kachikwu gave the ultimatum at the end of a facility tour of the refinery and the adjoining Pipelines and Products Marketing Company (PPMC) Jetty and Depot in Warri.
Kachikwu charged the management of WRPC to ensure that the plant is streamed back to full active service within the projected period.
The GMD said he was ready to provide the management of the facility with the necessary support to enable it to meet the fast track target.
It would be recalled that the 37-year old refinery, which has the capacity to process 125, 000 barrels of crude oil per day has been undergoing phased rehabilitation exercise.
The refinery was shutdown last week due to some technical hitches in one of its units.