Oil And Gas Industry Workers Involved In Oil Theft – Presidency

oil theftOil companies’ staff and contractors have been fingered for their alleged complicity in crude oil theft by the Presidency.

Special Adviser to President Goodluck Jonathan on Niger Delta Affairs and Chairman of Presidential Amnesty Programme, Hon. Kingsley Kuku, who made this known while addressing State House correspondents in Abuja, challenged multinational oil companies to look inwards to examine their contracting and procurement processes, review the status of their vendors and security contractors and tackle oil theft.

“I’ve never heard of any governor being involved. I know of one thing and this is the bombshell: that there are workers in the oil and gas industry who have the expertise and technical know-how of sabotaging the industry who are likely to be involved. I know that a lot of multinationals will be angered by this, but this doesn’t bother me. What bothers me is oil theft that is affecting the revenue of this country,” he said.

The presidential aide added that the military Joint Task Force codenamed ‘Operation Pulo Shield’ had succeeded in tackling the upsurge of illegal refineries in the Niger Delta.