Current Oil Theft Will No Longer Be Tolerated – Buhari | Independent Newspapers Limited
Newsletter subscribe

Latest News

Current Oil Theft Will No Longer Be Tolerated – Buhari

Posted: Jun 2, 2016 at 4:53 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday warned that the Federal Government would no longer tolerate theft and illegal refining of crude oil in the Niger Delta.

Buhari, represented by Vice-President Yemi Osinbanjo gave the warning at the launch of “Clean-Up of Ogoniland’’ at Bodo, Gokana local government area of Rivers State.

He urged the regulators of oil industry to carry out their responsibilities in line with the best practices.

“The current oil theft and illegal refining will not be tolerated. The regulators in the oil industries must live up to expectations.

“They must ensure that oil companies carry out their operations in line with universal best services,’’ he said.

The President said government was laying a foundation for change to ensure the rule of law and safety of the people.

He said the aim was to diversify the nation’s economy and provide jobs and wealth for the people.

According to him, the clean-up of Ogoniland will have sustainable development components and benefit the people.

“The methodology for the clean-up will ensure job creation for young people. The agro-allied industries required for processing of agricultural produce will also be put in place,’’ he said.

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, commended Buhari for inaugurating the implementation of the UNEP Report on Ogoniland.

He said the state government would provide the platform for the smooth implementation of the Report.