“Nigerian youths must rise up and protect all the known refineries in the creeks against crackdown by government forces. Those refineries are not illegal. They must be licensed and allowed to operate since NNPCL has failed. As it stands, those refineries are the hopes of Nigerians who need these petroleum products for their day to day activities” Netizen

By our correspondent

Nigerians have lampooned successive governments in the country for continually paying lip service to factors that would have guaranteed exponential socioeconomic growth, thereby bettering the lives of average citizens.

The enraged Nigerians who were reacting to a trending video of a South Korean tour guide in which she boasted of her country having the largest refinery in the world, were on consensus that probably, past and present Nigerian governments had what they were benefitting from the continuous impoverishment of the citizens hence, their attitude.

The tour guide in the video boasted that South Korea had neither crude oil nor any natural resources but imported everything, refined it and then sell it back to the countries (including Nigeria) they bought the raw materials from.

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She said “One of our main resources is oil. We have the largest oil refineries in the world. So we buy crude oil from Nigeria and then we refine it and sell it back to Nigeria.

So you know, this is basically what we do. So we have one of the largest oil refineries in the world. We have no natural resources whatsoever. 

We even buy our water. We buy our water from Malaysia. We buy crude water from Malaysia. We distil it, we purify it and sell it back to Malaysia. Don’t judge us. We need to make some money, somehow”.

Speaking on South Korean cars and how Nigerians and others buy expired cars from them, she continued “So you know, all our cars have a lifespan of ten years. After that, we either scrap it or we resell it. We sell it to places like Indonesia, Ghana. We sell it to Nigeria and all that. So these are the people that will come and buy our ten-year car. 

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What they do is, they modify it. You drive on the left hand right? But ours is on the right hand. So they purchase this ten-year car with a lifespan of ten years, they modify it and sell it very expensive in your country”.

Reacting to the video shared to WhatsApp platforms, a Netizen, ~raphael who described it as a ‘disgrace’ to Nigerian citizens, government and country at large, said it was time Nigerians rose up to demand effective leadership.

~raphael said “This is one of the most embarrassing videos I have ever watched in recent times. It’s a big disgrace to the Nigerian citizens, government and the entire country. How can we have crude oil, bu end up selling it to other countries who then refined it and sell it back to us?

Are we really okay? How long are we going to remain like this? Imagine what bad leadership can breed in the country”.

@yomiEko said “Thank you madam for exposing them. May be one thing you have not mentioned is that some of those refineries are actually owned by Nigerians. Most of our leaders, past and present, have what they gained and are still gaining from this economic sabotage”.

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For Dauglas Fred “Nigerians should rise up and ask our leaders why militants in the creeks refine petroleum products successfully but refineries owned by government are not functional?

Is there anything the government is not telling us, the citizens? Nigerian youths must rise up and protect all the known refineries in the creeks against crackdown by government forces. Those refineries are not illegal. They must be licensed and allowed to operate since NNPCL has failed. As it stands, those refineries are the hopes of Nigerians who need these petroleum products for their day to day activities.

The government cannot provide electricity, affordable petroleum products, yet they are destroying the ones built by hardworking youths of this country. This North Korean woman has sent a message that must spur us all to rise up and push for our economic emancipation. Enough is enough!”