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Pipeline vandalism, national calamity -Kyari



Mele Kyari

Despite various security measures implemented to combat pipeline vandalism, Kyari described the persistent crime as a substantial national calamity for the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited. To address this issue, he revealed plans for a comprehensive replacement of the vandalized and outdated pipelines.

Furthermore, Kyari credited the deregulation of the oil sector, particularly the subsidy removal in May of that year, for transforming the NNPCL into a profitable company. He highlighted the significant reduction in daily oil consumption and the eradication of smuggling across the border as positive outcomes of the subsidy removal.

During the interactive session, members of the Senate Committee, including Senator Ifeanyi Ubah and Senator Seriake Dickson, engaged with Kyari on various issues, showing a commitment to addressing the challenges facing the sector. Senator Dickson specifically urged the NNPCL to review its surveillance security contract to ensure comprehensive coverage of all oil-producing areas, such as those in Bayelsa State.