Kaduna Refinery and Petrochemicals Company has resumed production.
According to investigations, the refinery commenced operations on Friday.
According to a source, the refinery was successfully switched on, on Friday night after rigorous repairs.
“We resumed production on Friday night,” one official said. “By Monday, the lifting of products, especially PMS, will commence.”
Chief Operating Officer, Upstream, of the NNPC, Bello Babura, said during his inspection of the facility three weeks ago that the current fuel scarcity in the country would soon end as soon as the refinery resumed production.
Babura, thanked the management and staff of the refinery for working round the clock to ensure it resumes operation and work at optimum level.
“With what I saw and the current effort of the minister of state for petroleum and the NNPC, all things have been put in place to ensure that the company starts production.
“We are optimistic that in the next two weeks the refinery will resume production. By the end of April all the other three refineries in the country will start full production.
“The corporation is working hand-in-hand with the Defence Headquarters to ensure security is provided for the pipelines,” Mr. Babura said.
“For the past 10 years, our refineries have not been working to optimum level. We can only put the entire operation at 22 per cent.”