Nigerians Should Be Proud We’re Importing Oil From Niger – Petroleum Minister, Timipre Sylva

Date: 24-11-2020 11:26 am (1 month ago) | Author: kacy lee
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The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva said Nigerians should be proud that the Federal Government will start importing refined petrol from neighbouring Niger Republic.

The Ministry of Petroleum Resources had announced last Thursday annouced that Nigeria signed a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) to start importing petroleum produucts  from Niger Republic.

The announcement angered Nigerians, who described the move as ‘an embarrassment’ with many others knocking the government over its inability to keep the country’s refineries running.

Reacting on Monday evening while featuring on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme, Sylva said the petrol importation from the neighbouring country should not be seen as ‘an embarrassment’ but rather as a means of encouraging intra-regional trade.

I don’t see that as an embarrassment at all. As a country, Nigeria is a big market, we need products, even if all our refineries were functioning, we will still need extra products.

“Niger Republic produces oil and they are landlocked as a country. They have a refinery that produces in excess of what they require as a country and they offered to sell to us in Nigeria because this is a bigger market.

“In the spirit of regional cooperation, regional trade development, we decided to buy from them. I don’t see anything wrong with that. If your neighbour is producing something that is required in your country and you buy from him, why is that a big problem? So, we agreed with Niger to buy the excess of what they don’t require in Niger because this is a big market.

“Nigerians should be proud that we are doing that to encourage sub-regional trade because we have been talking about sub-regional trade for a long time and this is how it should be between neighbouring countries.

“Niger should import from us what they have and we should be able to import from Niger what they have. Let us encourage intra-regional trade and this is one good example of trading within West Africa,”
he added.


Posted: at 24-11-2020 11:26 AM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
- dopygenius at 24-11-2020 11:35 AM (1 month ago)
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May Thunder fire you there enter ground,you born by mistake,you are a minister for ur own pocket,for ur own family not for Nigerians..... Shameless goat
Posted: at 24-11-2020 11:35 AM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- donukeme at 24-11-2020 11:49 AM (1 month ago)
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u call buying what u can produce as much as to export as a welcome development..... rubbish
Posted: at 24-11-2020 11:49 AM (1 month ago) | Newbie
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- Lisabi at 24-11-2020 12:30 PM (1 month ago)
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Timipre you will never and never know peace. Be ashamed of yourself.
Posted: at 24-11-2020 12:30 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- Lisabi at 24-11-2020 12:31 PM (1 month ago)
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Timipre you will never and never know peace. Be ashamed of yourself.
Posted: at 24-11-2020 12:31 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- randallstr at 24-11-2020 04:12 PM (1 month ago)
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Good deal... Imagine how many Nigeria product are exporting to Niger yearly.

They are human being like us.

Please make we dey say truth at the right time.

No be I sabi read and comment. Na wetin dey kill Africa. Talk talk and talk..
Posted: at 24-11-2020 04:12 PM (1 month ago) | Newbie
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- titobenja at 24-11-2020 04:33 PM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: randallstr on 24-11-2020 04:12 PM
Good deal... Imagine how many Nigeria product are exporting to Niger yearly.

They are human being like us.

Please make we dey say truth at the right time.

No be I sabi read and comment. Na wetin dey kill Africa. Talk talk and talk..


WHO BE THIS ONE? FOR YOUR MIND YOU SELF DEY TALK.



Posted: at 24-11-2020 04:33 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- kima77same at 24-11-2020 05:25 PM (1 month ago)
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OH DEAR CONCERN NIGERIANS,  CAN YOU HEAR THIS MAN?  THIS IS  THE KIND OF PEOPLE IN GOVERNMENT IN NIGERIA.
  WHO PUNISHED US WITH THESE BUNCH OF IRRATIONAL POLITICIANS?
Posted: at 24-11-2020 05:25 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Ijaya18 at 24-11-2020 07:19 PM (1 month ago)
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Bad people with selfish ideas and shameless set of idiots
Posted: at 24-11-2020 07:19 PM (1 month ago) | Newbie
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- maizaxx at 24-11-2020 09:19 PM (1 month ago)
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Sir I can't believe this is coming from you!
We have the oil in abundance and we are going to buy refined products from a lowly country that we are better off.
I weep for my country...
Posted: at 24-11-2020 09:19 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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