The Federal Government has said the October commencement of production of the 5000 barrels per day modular refinery in Imo State will increase the country’s oil capacity. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the disclosure after he inspected the Waltersmith Modular Refinery at Ibigwe, Ohaji-Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State.

Mohammed who was accompanied on the tour of the refinery by the Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma; the Minister of State, Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; the Chairman, House Committee on Information, National Orientation, Ethics and Values, Segun Olubunmi, amongst others, further said the modular refinery which is 100 per cent owned and fully managed by Nigerians, was a real reintegration. He said the modular refinery was a good example of the reintegration of the nation’s resources, a development which he said will put an end to the export of the country’s resources.