November 29, 2022

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Why Oil pipeline surveillance contract is important – Arewa CSO


The coalition of Arewa Civil Society Teams has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari for awarding the contract for surveillance of Nigerian oil pipelines to Authorities Ekpemupolo (Tompolo), noting that it’ll scale back oil theft in Nigeria by 85%. 

Based on the coalition, opposite to the view of an Arewa group that the contract shouldn’t be awarded to Tompolo, Ekpemupolo is greatest match for the contract as a result of as a member of the host neighborhood, he is aware of the terrain higher and is healthier equiped to work with safety companies to safe Nigerian oil amenities, noting that he needs to be thought-about for securing the Northern forests within the face of spate of lethal kidnapping, banditry and cattle rustling ongoing within the area. 

Addressing a press convention at Arewa Home, spokesman for Coalition of Arewa Civil Society Teams, Malam Aminu Abbas mentioned, “our consideration has been drawn to the unpatriotic name made by a faceless Arewa group on the crude oil pipeline surveillance contract awarded by the Federal Authorities by means of NNPC Restricted to a revered nationalist of reputation, Authorities Ekpemupolo higher referred to as Tompolo.

“The condemnation is baseless therefore we distance the folks of Northern Nigeria from such a myopic motion of a faceless group camouflaging within the identify of AREWA. We’re assured that the federal government awarded the contract to his firm based mostly on his monitor file, loyalty and dedication to the nation and his familiarity with the terrain and this can assist scale back oil theft and bunkering by over 85% in opposition to what we’re at the moment witnessing, in addition to enhance the internally generated income (IGR) of our nation. 

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“Nigeria is determined by the proceeds from the sale of crude oil and when such amenities are being destroyed each day the manufacturing and gross sales of oil reduces drastically. We as coalition of all civil society teams within the Northern a part of this nation have determined to come back out enmass inside seven days to thank Mr President for taking the choice that may safe our nationwide property. Ekpemupolo is a son of the soil and he has all it takes to result in vital enchancment in that exact duties.

“So, we commend President Buhari for his approval and we equally handed a vote of confidence on the Minister of State for Petroleum Sources and the GMD of NNPC Restricted for following due course of in awarding the mentioned contract. The transparency and due course of adopted earlier than awarding the mentioned contract additional proves that they’re for the curiosity and improvement of our nation.” 

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