Nigerian president urged to end pipeline security contract

Group Urges Buhari To Cancel Tompolo’s Multi-billion Naira Oil Pipeline Security Contract

President Muhammadu Buhari has been asked to immediately revoke the multi-billion Naira pipeline protection and waterways security contract the immediate past administration of Dr. Goodluck Jonathan awarded a company with ties to ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo.

The Civil Society Network Against Corruption, CSNAC, which made the call in a statement Sunday, expressed disappointment that in spite of the huge amount of money the immediate past administration spent on the contract yearly, “the water ways are still largely insecure and thousands of barrels of crude oil are still lost daily in oil theft and pipeline vandalisation”.

Global West Vessel Specialist Agency Ltd, a company linked to Tompolo, secured the $103 million contract during the Jonathan administration. The contract and other similar ones given to Global West and other companies linked to ex-militants and ethnic militias raised dust since they were made public but the previous administration was unmoved by the public outrage.


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