The Nigerian National Petroleum Company NNPC Limited has accused government officials, religious leaders, security agencies, and some staff of the nation’s crude oil theft.
The Group Chief Executive Officer of NNPC, Mele Kyari while speaking during the 49th session of the weekly ministerial briefing at the State House in Abuja, maintained that the menace involves every member of the society, stressing that wherever the stolen product is found mostly in churches and mosques, there has been a network of vandals working in collaboration.
Kyari stated further that when a fire outbreak happened in one of their pipelines, they discover that some of the pipelines were connected to individuals’ homes and some of the pipelines and products were found mostly in churches and mosques.
The NNPC boss said because of vandalism the entire network of pipelines for petroleum products distribution in the country has been shut down and that a national reserve company would be established to manage the pipelines on a commercial basis to efficiently put them to use for the distribution of products across the country.
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