Nigeria partners Niger over construction of oil refinery


The Federal government on Thursday announced plan to build an oil refinery by Nigeria and neighbouring Niger Republic.

A statement by the Ministry of Petroleum Resources said Ibe Kachikwu, Nigeria’s minister of state for petroleum resources, led a Nigerian government delegation to Niamey, the Nigerien capital, on Wednesday to discuss a firm agreement for the design and construction of the refinery.

The statement said the refinery will be strategically located at a border town between the two countries.

The move is in line with the commitment to collaboratively work across the region to ensure definitive solutions to the petroleum sector challenges, Mr. Kachikwu said.