Uyai-Abasi Etido


Controversies surrounding issues of stolen crude oil assumed a dramatic dimension on Tuesday as the GMD NNPC, Mele Kyari disclosed that the products were discovered to have been illegally stored in churches, mosques and other places of worship.

Kyari lamented, noting that the phenomenon had become widespread, permeating several aspects of society and this act is done with the consent of the clergy.

Kyari disclosed this at the 49th Session of the State House Briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

He also stated that this spate of vandalism and the aging pipeline has triggered the NNPC to shut down its entire network of pipelines conveying petroleum products nationwide.

He said: “Wherever our products have gone to, everybody has become some sort of vandal.”