Two NNPC Staff Members Killed By Pipeline Vandals

Officials say the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has lost two staff members sent to repair the vandalised Benin-Warri and Kaduna-Jos pipelines. 

pipelinesaboAccording to the statement by the acting spokesperson of the NNPC, Tumini Green, the pipelines have been restored successfully, and pumping of petroleum products resumed.

Green condemned the continuous attacks of vandals on pipelines and affirmed the deaths of the two workers in the Kaduna-Jos incident. No life was lost in Benin-Warri, where NNPC staff were also repairing damaged pipelines.

Meanwhile, Nigeria expects the international Chair of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) Clare Short to visit next week. Short will hold talks with President Goodluck Jonathan on the implementation of EITI in Nigeria and the wider implications on the oil, gas and mining sector reforms.

She is also scheduled to have consultations with high-ranking government officials, the legislature, development partners, the media and civil society groups in Nigeria’s oil.

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