NASSI urges FG to allow small-scale industries to establish refineries in each state
The National President of the National Association Of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI), Dr. Solomon Daniel Vongfa, has urged the Federal Government to allow Small-Scale Industries to establish Petroleum refineries in each State.
Dr. Daniel Vongfa made the call while speaking during the inaugural meeting of their new executive in Gombe on Tuesday.
He said that as an immediate measure to alleviate the hardships caused by the removal of fuel subsidies and their skyrocketing price hike, the Federal Government should allow small and medium industrialists to establish at least 20 modular refinaries in each state of the Federation.
He added that the measure will aid in mitigating the current hardships and challenges faced by Nigerians.
Dr. Solomon added that instead of waiting for the Dangote refinery to start full operation or fixing the downed Federal Government refineries, the Federal Government should consider the measure as the way forward.
In his acceptance speech, the newly elected State chairman of the Association, Mr. Elias Estakis, promised to run an open door policy by diligently discharging his duties for the Association to move forward.
“NASSI members in the state should come together and reunite as one family to build a formidable association that the country will be reckoned with.”
Estakis explained that he will use his working experience as a retired civil servant in the ministry of commerce to take NASSI to a higher level.
The New NASSI officials that will pilot the affairs of the association in the state for the next four years include Mr. Elias Estakis, Chairman; Aliyu Baba Suleiman, Deputy Chairman; Isa Umar Mohammad, Public Relations Officer; and Fatima Muhammad Hassan, Welfare Secretary.
Others are Christiana Maina Adam, Treasurer; Altine Auwal Bello, Vice Chairperson Women Development; and Rabi Eros Zaranda, Vice Chairperson Entrepreneur.