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Ijaw youths ask Tinubu to ignore calls for cancellation of pipeline surveillance contract


The Ijaw Youths Community, IYN, has urged President Bola Tinubu to disregard requires the cancellation of the pipeline surveillance contract conceived by the Federal Authorities to examine oil theft.

The contract, awarded by the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Firm Restricted , NNPCL, is being executed by Tantita Safety Providers Restricted.

The IYN, in an announcement on Wednesday, mentioned a cabal of oil thieves is behind the requires the termination of the contract.

The assertion signed by Frank Ebikabo and Federal Ebiaridor, IYN Coordinator and Secretary, respectively, mentioned these behind the marketing campaign will not be patriotic residents who’ve the curiosity of the nation and its financial system at coronary heart.

“The sudden latter-day critics of the pipeline safety contract have been all silent when the nation’s each day crude oil manufacturing dropped to an historic low of 900,000 barrels per day,” the assertion famous.

In keeping with the IYN, these calling for the cancellation of the contract will not be unaware of the features made by the Federal Authorities by means of its implementation.

Whereas noting that there’s nonetheless room for enchancment, the IYN famous that the nation’s oil manufacturing capability has risen from about 900,000 to 1.64 million barrels per day.

The group equally famous that the variety of rogue vessels arrested in reference to oil theft by means of the collaborative efforts of Tantita and the nation’s navy is testomony to the truth that the President acted within the nation’s curiosity by renewing the contract.

“The President deserves commendation for the uncommon political will to confront the scourge of oil theft with the renewal of the contract despite the large sources deployed by oil thieves and others who misplaced out within the bidding course of, towards its renewal,” the IYN added.

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