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Only credible jobs can discourage illegal refiners to leave the business—Osinbajo

The best option to discourage the growing spate of illegal refineries in Niger Delta has been named by the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.

Speaking in Port Harcourt during his recent tour or the state, he said “Our approach to that is that we must engage them (illegal refiners) by establishing modular refineries so that they can participate in legal refineries,” he said during a visit to Rivers state, part of the Delta region.

Noting that “We have recognised that young men must be properly engaged,” Osinbajo said the Federal Government will continue with the amnesty programme in spite of suggestions to end it, adding that more commitment had been made toward the programme than ever before.

Since last year, over 1,000 illegal refineries had been destroyed by the security operatives in the oil rich region.