Port Harcourt Refinery Will Resume Production By December, Tinubu Promises Labour Unions

 Port Harcourt Refinery Will Resume Production By December, Tinubu Promises Labour Unions

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Wednesday assured labour unions in the country that the Port Harcourt refinery will be back on stream by December, 2023.

He made this known while meeting with the leadership of the organised labour centre at the State, Abuja, after a nationwide protests by the Nigeria Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria.

Tinubu gave his commitment to the Labour leaders that the Port Harcourt refineries will start production by December 2023 after the completion of the ongoing rehabilitation contract between NNPCL and Italian firm, Maire Tecnimont SpA.

Assuring the Labour leaders, Tinubu said that he would continue to work for the best interest of Nigeria while pleading with the Labour leaders to join hands with him to birth a better and economically buoyant country.

According to a release issued on Wednesday evening by Dele Alake, Special Adviser to the President on Special Duties, Communications and Strategy, the leadership of the Nigerian Labour Congress led by its President, Joe Ajaero, and that of Trade Union Congress, Festus Usifo, held a meeting with Tinubu Wednesday.

He said consequent upon the fruitful and frank discussion with Tinubu and their confidence in his ability to encourage open and honest consideration of all the issues put forward by the Labour Movement, the Labour Leaders resolved to stop further protest.

According to the release, they opted for further constructive engagement with the government to resolve all outstanding issues as they affect the working people and Nigerians in general.

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