The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, PENGASSAN has urged the Federal Government to tackle the resurgence of militancy and oil pipelines vandalism in the Niger Delta.
The President of the Association, Francis Olabode-Johnson, made the call in Calabar. According to him, the current fight against pipeline vandalism and crude oil theft in the region needed to be intensified for it to have the desired effect.
He said, “Nigeria is losing a large percentage of its revenue due to the activities of the militants. “I want government and the multinational oil companies to use modern technologies in checking pipelines vandalism and crude oil theft.”
According to him, modern technology should be used to tackle the menance of militancy in the Niger Delta, adding, “We also expect the managers of these pipelines to imbibe the culture of regular maintenance while government lives up to its responsibility of providing security to these national asset,” he said.