Nigeria not to tolerate oil theft in Niger Delta

Nigeria would no longer tolerate the current theft and illegal refining of crude oil in the Niger Delta, President Muhammadu Buhari said Thursday.

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The Nigerian leader, represented by Vice-President, Yemi Osinbanjo, gave the warning at the launch of “Clean-Up of Ogoniland” in southeast Rivers State.

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

The president told his audience that the clean-up of Ogoniland will have sustainable development components which will benefit the people.

Buhari also said that approval had been given to set up necessary institutional framework to drive the implementation of the United Nations Environment Program Report.

On his part, Nyesom Wike, the governor of southeast Rivers commended Buhari for inaugurating the implementation of the UNEP Report on Ogoniland. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/NewsGhana.com.gh

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