The Senate Has Mandated Its Committees on Petroleum Resources, Upstream, Downstream, Gas, Host Communities and Niger Delta to Conduct Investigation on Oil Theft in The Region.

The Motion Was Sponsored by Senator Ned Nwoko Who Said That Nigeria Was Largely Dependent on Crude Oil for Its Economic Growth and Development, Calling for Urgent Investigation into The Incessant and Nefarious Acts of Crude Oil Thefts in Niger- Delta Region.

He Specifically Mandated the Committees to Investigate the Actions of Security Forces, Militia Groups, Local Populace, All Company Employees, And Any Individuals or Entities Suspected to Be Using Sophisticated Methods to Pilfer from Oil Facilities Within the Country.

The Senator Said Current Collaborative Efforts Involving Joint Task Force of The Military, With Contributions of Various Security Entities, State and Local Governments, And International Oil Companies (IOCS) In the Niger Delta Region Has Yielded Positive Results.


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