Governor Hope Uzodimma has toured the Walter Smith Modular Refinery, located in Ohaji Egbema, Imo State. In the company of the Governor was Nigeria’s Information Minister, ALH. Lai Mohammed.
The Governor at the tour, commended the high level of skills deployed at the Refinery, stating that the local content act has become a success story.
He further expressed joy that soon crude oil will be refined in the state, positing that the development will impact positively on the economy of Imo State as well as empower the people.
On his part, the Minister of Information, National Orientation, culture and Tourism, Alhaji Lai Mohammed stated that the Walter Smith Modular Refinery is a good example of reintegration of resources as it will reduce exportation and stabilize the economy.
Alhaji Lai Mohammed also stated that by 13th October, 2020, the Refinery will be producing 5000 barrels of oil as well as produce 5 major oil products.
Abdul Razaq Isah, Chairman of Walter Smith Modular Refinery stated that the essence of the Modular Refinery project is to enhance energy, security and Cordination for the Nation.