One of the controversial senators in Nigeria, Shehu Sani has urged the country to emulate Ghana and start refining its petroleum products.
The senator representing Kaduna Central said President Muhammadu Buhari who double as Minister of Petroleum Resources should have addressed the issue “by now.”
He made this known on Thursday during a debate on a report for the payment of subsidy arrears to some oil marketers on the floor of the Senate.
“The issues of subsidy has been lingering. Until we start refining our crude oil this circle of exploitation will be ongoing. The president is the minister of petroleum resources, we thought by now he should have been able to address these issues.”
“Refineries built more than three, four decades ago are still lying fallow and we are waiting for Dangote to finish his refinery. Refining crude is not rocket science rocket science, if Ghana is refining its product why are we still not. A government that opposes subsidy is still paying for it, when will this end?”, he asked.