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The Niger Delta Youth Parliament (NDYP) has called for the overhaul and resuscitation of all the nation’s refineries as part of plans to revive the country’s ailing economy, saying this would also help to create jobs and provide basic infrastructural needs of the country.

The NDYP who stated this while honouring the lawmaker representing Akoko North East/ North West federal constituency and Minister- designate, Hon. Bunmi Tunji-Ojo, with the Niger Delta most outstanding Legislator award’


The group who described the Minister designate as a national asset and as a reliable Youth Ambassador from the Niger Delta region of the country.

The Speaker, Niger Delta Youth Parliament (NDYP), Rt. Hon. Ifon Daniel Samuel while adopting the motion to confer the award on Tunji-Ojo, said the group has passed a vote of confidence on the Ministerial nominee of for his patriotic service to the people and the country.

Samuel said Tunji-Ojo excellent service and commitment to the advancement through the constant development of young adults in the region has helped to reshape the youths not only in the region but in the country.

The group said the decision of President Tinubu to nominate Tunji-Ojo as a Minister is indicated that the President gives priority to competence assuring that the ministerial nominee will not disappoint Nigerians.

The group however, urged “the Federal Government as a matter of urgency to resuscitate all the moribund refineries in Nigeria and issue new license to individuals or group of individuals to build more refineries across all the geo-political zone in the country.

“That President Bola Ahmed Tinubu should embrace liberalisation and encourage establishment of local modular refineries, hence engage illegal local refiners for international training, stressed that approval of local modular refineries in oil producing communities would usher in a rapid development of a new Nigeria we dreamed of”

The NDYP commended the Federal Government over the bold step taken by President Tinubu on the removal of fuel subsidy, saying it will go a long way to reposition the nation’s economy.

“While it is one thing to remove fuel subsidy, it is another thing if not the most important thing to follow up and actualize the said purpose why it was removed.

“Hence the NDYP hereby call on the Ministry of Petroleum to monitor day-to-day activities of all the personnel saddled with the responsibility of executing President Tinubu’s policies in the oil sector with a view to ensuring effective service delivery and proper implementation.

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