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19.01.2009 Business & Finance

Delta State official inspects refinery in Ghana

By Vanguard
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Determined to actualise his industrialization dream of its degraded environment, the Executive Chairman of Delta State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (DESOPADEC), Chief Wellington Okirika has led a powerful delegation to inspect the workability of the Tema Modular refinery in Ghana.

The twelve members high power delegations which comprises of Mr. Monday Igbuya, Chairman House Committee on DESOPADEC, also had Mr. Harvest Igben, Mr. Alphonsus Ojo, Barrister Orize Eseivo, Special Duty Commissioner DESOPADEC, Chief Andi Kayoma Osawota, Secretary DESOPADEC, Sir Bernard Agbonmieyere, Chief Joe Egigba both DESOPADEC Commissioners representing Urhobo ethnic nationality, Chief Lucky Peter Utunye, representing Isoko ethnic nationality, Chief Francis Temiwei representing Ijaw ethnic nationality, Dr Christy Silas member People Democratic Party PDP Board of Trustee (BOT) and Engr Greg Eriyamremu, consultant on Modular refinery were received by President of RESOURCE ACCESS MANAGEMENT (RAM) John Edward, a Canadian Engineer with over 52 years experience in refinery construction and maintaince.

After the guided tour of the Tema Refinery some 26 kilometre form Accra, the Ghanaian capital an elated Chief Okirika said “ This visit is surely an eye opener to all those who had doubts about the workability of a modular refinery”.

The DESOPADEC boss in a statement signed by Prince Monday Whiskey, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, quoted Chief Okirika as saying the Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan-led government has achieved yet another noticeable milestone in its desire to transform the degraded environment in the oil/gas producing Communities of Delta State.

Both Chief Okirika, Hon.Monday Igbuya and Barrister Orize Eseivo who spoke during the meeting with the RAM President said “From what we have seen on the ground establishment of Modular refinery is not only doable but has strong capacity to address of growing need to provide Qualitative employment to our sons and daughters.

Addressing the DESOPADEC delegation the President of RAM group of Canada, Engr. John Edward said the era of building gigantic refinery was gone as such refinery are not easily serviceable especially when the county that build such refinery want to remain in business.

According Engr. Edward the Delta State government through DESOPADEC has taking a giant stride that will place Delta amongst industrializing States in Nigeria.

RAM group he said will deliver a high quality Modular refinery that can be compared to any one around the world within a stipulated time.

Source: Vanguard

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