PRESS RELEASE: ADVOCACY CENTRE POSTPONES MODULAR REFINERY INVESTORS’ WORKSHOP WITH FOREIGN TECHNICAL PARTNERS INDEFINITELY
Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) hereby announces the indefinite postponement of the Modular Refinery Investors’ Workshop with Foreign Technical Partners.
It would be recalled that in our publication on this subject matter dated June 3, 2021 we promised to revert to our stakeholders, supporters, volunteers, members, sponsors and the general public on the status of the workshop after July 1, 2021 as by then the number of interested participants would determine whether the workshop would hold or not.
This indefinite postponement as against our desire to call-off the workshop is because many stakeholders especially those who have made donations have refused to take back their gifts, insisting that the window of opportunity should still be left opened while we reach out to more potential participants, collaborators and funding partners.
The Modular Refinery Investors’ Workshop with foreign technical partners is aimed at mobilizing both local and international investors to design, co-fund and build Modular Refineries for artisanal refiners in the Niger Delta with a view of contributing to solving the problems associated with artisanal crude oil refining that has added to our environmental destruction, loss of livelihoods for fishermen and farmers, black soot, poisonous air and associated health issues among others in the region.
During this period of indefinite postponement, the window of opportunity for those who are still interested and willing to participate in the workshop will remain open. So, such persons are to send their support or make their donation of a minimum of N25,000 through Account Name: Youths and Envt. Advocacy Centre, Account Number 1015421240 with Zenith Bank and text his/her full name, sex, donated amount, State of residence and email address to 081-8444-2989 or e-mail the details to firstname.lastname@example.org for compilation.
We have records of all donations so far made and received from within and outside Nigeria to support the organization of the workshop. Thus, as soon as the needed total number of participants are gotten, the workshop would be scheduled and the date communicated.
PLEASE NOTE for record purposes that neither Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) nor its Executive Director are interested in going into crude oil business as a non-profit organization and an Environmental Justice Activist through this project. This effort is only a part of our government approved mandate to campaign against crude oil theft and artisanal refining activities with a view of contributing to addressing the problem. Hence, our advocacies and Project with Artisanal Crude Oil Refiners (PACOR) in the Niger Delta under our Energy Transition Programme (ETP) to stop illegal artisanal crude oil refining activities that massively contribute to environmental pollution and transit the youths to legal refining activities (Modular Refineries) with less environmental destructive potentialities. Advocacy Centre thus works with stakeholders, governments, local and international development partners to provide alternative livelihood opportunities for artisanal crude oil refiners through Modular Refineries and our proposed Presidential Artisanal Crude Oil Refining Development Initiative (PACORDI) among others while mainstreaming clean and renewable energy as the new world order for environmental sustainability in the Niger Delta, Nigeria and globally. Join Us; Support Us!
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FYNEFACE DUMNAMENE FYNEFACE,
Executive Director, Advocacy Centre and National Facilitator,
Project with Artisanal Crude Oil Refiners (PACOR) in the Niger Delta.
July 5, 2021.