Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has pledged to collaborate with security agencies to stem crude oil theft.
Group Managing Director of NNPC, Mr Andrew Yakubu, made the pledge when members of the Inter-Agency Maritime Operation Committee paid him a visit. He bemoaned the activities of unscrupulous individuals who engage in oil theft.
“We are ready to support the various initiatives of the federal government to stem illegal bunkering in the maritime industry,
“The blocking of this leakage would go a long way in efforts to improve the standard of living of Nigerians’’ he said.
Chairman of the Inter-Agency Maritime Operation Committee, Rear Admiral E. O. Ogboh, said that the committee was established in June, adding that it was set up to address illegal bunkering.
Members of the committee are drawn from the NNPC, Nigerian Navy, Nigerian Air Force, Nigerian Customs Service, Police, State Security Service and the judiciary.