Wike Uncovers Illegal Oil Refining Warehouse In Abuja

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, and security operatives have uncovered an illegal oil refining warehouse in Mabushi, Abuja.

The Director of the Department of Development Control, Federal Capital Territory Administration, Mukhtar Galadima, disclosed this after a clamp-down exercise on Thursday.

According to him, about three to four plots of land designated for commercial purposes have been converted to an area where oil and diesel are being adulterated and circulated to other parts of the city.

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He said the administration will continue to go tough on activities in the nation’s capital without government approval, especially revocation of the titles.

“During the continuation of our city sanitation exercise in Mabushi opposite the Mobil filling station on Ahmadu Way, we discovered an illegal refining site where oil and diesel are being adulterated; we have done the needful by moving the items to Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.

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“From what we have seen so far, about three or four plots of land designated for commercial purposes have been converted to unapproved activities, and we believe the owners are fully aware there will be consequences.

“We are going to look at the provision of the law and make necessary recommendations to the FCT Administration,” he said.

Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike

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