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President Tinubu to end crude oil theft, pipeline vandalisation ~Lokpobiri

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The Federal Government is committed to putting a stop to pipeline vandalism in the oil-rich Niger Delta, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources (Oil), Heineken Lokpobiri, has said.

“We are here because of the problem of pipeline vandalism.” I believe it has become an existential problem, and we need to fight them; we need to fight these criminals to submission,” Lokpobiri said on Saturday after inspecting an illegal facility in Delta State.

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“What is happening here is so bad that we may not even know the implication—unless maybe when people start dying in their numbers; that’s when people will know that a few people were profiting from this crime [and we] are here to wipe all of them out.

“So, as a responsible government, we decided that we were going to put a stop to it. We’re going to work with stakeholders to ensure that we stop all this nonsense.”

Lokpobiri was accompanied by his counterpart for gas, Ekperikpe Ekpo; the Minister of Defense, Mohammed Badaru; and the Group Chief Executive Officer (GCEO) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited.

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