Nigeria: Illegal oil refineries thrive despite government crackdown 03.08.2022

Deutsche Welle | Aug 3, 2022 at 2:00 AM
  • For years, the Nigerian government has promised to legalize these local refineries and set up refining hubs in the Niger Delta, but nothing has been done yet due to corruption.
  • As long as there are no legal working refineries, Nigeria will continue to lose billions of dollars annually to oil theft, while young people such as Tam G., faced with unemployment, are left with no choice but to go into the dangerous business of Kpokpo fire.
  • Tam G. said if he could work uninterrupted for another nine more months, he would be able to build a house for his family and transition into a different business.