APC backs importation of crude oil from Niger

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Ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has declared support for plans by the Federal Government to import crude oil from Niger Republic.

The National Chairman of the party, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun described the ongoing bilateral discussions between Nigeria and Niger Republic, which would result in piping crude oil from the Republic of Niger for refining at the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) as a welcome development.

According to a statement from his media office, Odigie-Oyegun made the observation while receiving an economic delegation from Niger, led by that country’s Minister of Petroleum, Foumakoye Gado and Ambassador of the Republic of Niger to Nigeria, Mansour Maman Hadj Daddo at the APC National Secretariat in Abuja yesterday.

The APC chairman thanked Niger Republic for the cordial relationship and cooperation with Nigeria particularly in the fight against the insurgency in Nigeria’s North East.

The Nigerien petroleum minister, who is also the Secretary of the Nigerien governing Party for Democracy and Socialism (PNDS-Tarayya), stated that the cordial executive relationship between the two countries should be replicated at party level.

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