Happy New Year to you all.

I have advised and directed many times that all States should complete the registration and inauguration processes of their cooperative societies for Modular Refineries before end of 2021 like Delta State did but that didn’t happen in some States as directed.

And, with the way things are going now, it is only by carrying out directives that I give based on my visionary leadership as the vision-bearer and interpreter that can save situations.

In Rivers State in particular, it seems very soon, our team may loose grip because we do not still have Modular Refinery Multipurpose Co-operative Societies’ platforms to use and interface with the State Government on their behalf as they have unnecessarily delayed their registration till date despite pushes.

Since I can’t work or do everything alone, I have entrusted some persons with certain responsibilities but some of whom are failing across the states. As such, we may have to move on with other states that are ready.

Remember that, all this started in 2017 with preparation of artisanal crude oil Refiners for Modular Refineries through trainings and workshops across the Niger Delta till 2019. In 2020, we started the registration of artisanal refiners and in 2021 we started Formation of Modular Refineries Multipurpose Co-operative Societies across the Niger Delta with only Delta State starting and concluding the processes with inauguration in 2021. Congratulations to Delta State Team led by Mr. Clever Donokoromor once again for making us proud.

Going forward in 2022, I hereby put on record that States that have so far registered but failed to inaugurate their cooperative societies would be left out of the scheme of things if before March, they have not concluded their inauguration and ready for impending Abuja advocacy.

In all, I must put on record also, that as the organization working and directly advancing Presidential directive on Modular Refineries for artisanal crude oil refiners since 2017 and the 20th January, 2020 directive by President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR to prepare Artisanal Crude Oil Refiners and form them into Co-operative Societies for Modular Refineries licenses, we cannot afford to fail our multi-stakeholders and youths looking up to us for leadership on this and related assignments.

Thus, in my efforts to carry as many Niger Delta States as possible along in the formation and inauguration of cooperative societies for Modular Refineries as directed by Mr. President, State Coordinators that are not active will be removed and replaced with active persons before end of February 2022 to enable the new coordinators register and inaugurate cooperative societies in their respective States before end of March when we are planning that we start submitting the names to the President, Vice President, Ministers, National Assembly leadership and relevant Committees in Abuja among others for action and demand for the issuance of licenses for Modular Refineries as promised while also further calling for the establishment of the Presidential Artisanal Crude Oil Refining Development Initiative (PACORDI) to provide youths in the region with more opportunities and, solve associated problems through this Advocacy Centre’s energy transition projects while mainstreaming clean and renewable energy with other projects in communities starting this year 2022.

It is our advise that State Coordinators rekindle their faith in this process, take responsibility and action to move forward, again and act accordingly as there will be no further announcement or statement before inactive State Coordinators are removed and replaced accordingly.

As we step into this New Year, it is important to mention that our proposed Investment Workshop with Foreign technical and Development Partners from the United Kingdom which could not hold in 2021 due to lack of enough resources would be reinstated this year when all Modular Refinery Multipurpose Co-operative Societies are in place and each of them can play a role in support of Advocacy Centre to actualizing this component of the project aimed at raising funds for them to establish, construct and operate (ECO) their Modular Refineries.

We thank those who supported and made donations for the Workshop at the time and hereby inform them, again that their supports are in place for the purpose they were given when it would be reinstated and called on others who believe in this project and other people’s and youth’s initiatives of Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) to reach out to us for our account details available in USD, GBP, Euro and Naira and donate generously to support our impactful works on different thematic advocacy areas available on our website at

DISCLAIMER: For the records, again, note that neither Youths and Environmental Advocacy Centre (YEAC) nor its Executive Director, Fyneface Dumnamene Fyneface are interested in going into Crude Oil Refining business through both Modular Refinery and the Presidential Artisanal Crude Oil Refining Development Initiative (PACORDI) which we promote and proposed. These initiatives are only supported as part of our advocacies for environmental sustainability, youth empowerment and energy transition projects in the Niger Delta communities.

We are nonprofit organization by Law and our interest in this advocacies as approved by the the Government through Corporate Affair Commission (CAC) and on these initiatives are not for business but includes to provide alternative livelihood opportunities for youths involved in artisanal crude oil refining to stop crude oil theft, ongoing massive contributions to hydrocarbon environmental pollution in the Niger Delta, Black Soot pollution; mitigating impacts and contributions of artisanal refining to climate change; loss of livelihood opportunities for farmers and the fisher-folks whose sources are polluted; reducing crime through youth gainful legalized employment opportunities; promotion of environmental justice, human rights and peace-building mechanisms as well as contributing to environmental restoration and sustainability in Night Delta communities among others.

Executive Director, YEAC and,
National Facilitator, Project with Artisanal Crude Oil Refiners (PACOR) for Modular Refineries in the Niger Delta.