Groups urge FG to probe NNPC over oil theft – Guardian Nigeria

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Arewa youths, under the umbrella of Concerned Northern Forum (CNF), have urged the Federal Government to probe activities of Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited following revelations by the Chief of Naval Staff (CNS), AVM Auwal Gambo, and the Comptroller General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col. Hameed Ali (rtd) on oil theft.
Besides, the youths and some members of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), who addressed a press briefing, yesterday, at Arewa House, insisted that the N48 billion pipeline surveillance contract awarded to former Niger Delta agitator, Government Ekpemupolo (a.k.a. Tompolo) must be withdrawn to allow peace reign in the country.
Chairman of CNF, Ibrahim Bature, said: “The CNS had faulted the outrageous and unrealistic figure being dished out as the volume of oil being stolen per day, and both the NNPC Ltd and Federal Ministry of Petroleum Resources estimated that between 200,000 and 400,000 barrels of crude are stolen per day.”
They pleaded with the government to listen to their clarion call, do the needful so that the citizens will not rebel against the state.
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