Rahamaniyya Group refutes claims of operating 6 oil refineries in Europe, Middle East

Agency report

Mr AbdulRahman Bashir, the Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rahamaniyya Group, has denied operating six oil refineries across Europe and the Middle East.

Bashir said this in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, adding that while the company was into oil and gas, it only had a large depot located at Apapa in Lagos.

The statement was issued by Mr Kayode Oyelade, the Manager, Corporate Affairs of the company.

He said the clarification became imperative following reports in some sections of the media that “he owns a long list of companies ranging from construction, oil, maritime, aviation, agriculture, petroleum marketing, food processing, manufacturing and trading.’’

He said that it was rather unfortunate that those who ought to know by virtue of their experience, exposures and positions had also allowed themselves to become the tale bearers of the fake news.

Bashir explained that in October 2003, he established the Rahamaniyya Global Resources, which specialises in trading with a specific focus on the Nigerian market.

He said Rahamaniya Group had M/S Ultimate Oil and Gas situated in Dubai which was into sourcing of products from across the globe to its various customers.

“Though those behind the hatchet job want the world to believe that Rahamaniyya Group is spread across 45 countries in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, this can only be a figment of the imagination of the faceless and fake news peddlers.

“The fact is that the group has a large depot strategically located at Apapa in Lagos, the depot has its own Jetty through which it receives large cargoes of up to 25000 MT.

“It has a huge combined storage capacity of 80 million liters of AGO, PMS, DPK, LPFO, and ATK thereby having capacity to receive more than a full cargo of a ship at a time,” Bashir explained.

He said that he had not left the shores of Nigeria since 2019 and had not flown in any private jet as was alleged in the report making the rounds

He further added that the claims that he and his kids were riding exotic cars was not true, saying that his son was barely 15 years old and could not drive a car.

The CEO of Rahamaniyya Group also denied owning the Monte Carlo, Monaco Tower Home, housing 27 apartments.

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