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FCTA Discovers Illegal Oil Refining Facility in Abuja

The officials of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) have uncovered an illegal oil refining warehouse in Mabushi, Abuja.

The Director, Department of Development Control, Mukhtar Galadima, told journalists on Thursday that the illegal refining site was uncovered during the continuation of the city cleaning exercise.

Galadima disclosed that 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.

He said that the city sanitation task force will look into the provision of the law and make necessary recommendations to the FCT Administration for further actions on the plots used for the activity.

He added that there was no arrest, but the items used in carrying out the illegal refining have been impounded.

“During the continuation of our city sanitation exercise in Mabushi opposite Mobile 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.

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

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