Rivers State Governor, declares nineteen people wanted for operating illegal crude oil refining sites.
Written by News Room on January 11, 2022
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has declared nineteen people wanted for operating illegal crude oil refining sites.
Governor Wike, who disclosed this in a statewide broadcast, said the sites are responsible for the black soot in Rivers State which is a health hazard.
He also directed the Rivers State Head of Service to interrogate one Mr. Temple Amakiri, a Director in the Ministry of Energy, for supporting bunkering activities and hand him over to the police for investigation and possible prosecution.
Governor Wike said the government has also identified those behind illegal bunkering activities in Okrika communities, Port Harcourt Township, Rivers South-East and Rivers South-West Senatorial Districts.
He, therefore, urged residents of the State to report those involved in illegal crude oil refineries and other dangerous activities to the State Task Forces, which has already been set up at the State and Local Government levels for immediate action.