NNPC, Navy partner to check oil theft

Oil theft, piracy cost Nigeria an estimated $25 billion in 2013.

NNPC, Navy partner to check oil theft

BY OKECHUKWU NNODIM

he Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Nigerian Navy have pledged to work together to curtail crude oil theft and other social crimes in the Nigerian maritime waters.

Speaking during a courtesy call on the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice Admiral Usman Jibrin in Abuja, the Group Managing Director, NNPC, Dr. Joseph Dawha, said there was need for the corporation and the Navy to strengthen ties for the socio-economic growth and stability of the nation.

Dawha, according to a statement from the NNPC on Tuesday, said the Navy had supported the corporation in securing its assets and facilities in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry, adding that the aggressive patrols and surveillance had led to the arrest of pirates and illegal bunkerers over the years.

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Source: punchng.com

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