NNPC Lifts Ban On 113 Oil Vessels, Sets Up Inter-Agency C’ttee

Must Read

Coronavirus Is Blessing In Disguise: Anthony Okogie

Former Archbishop Emeritus of Lagos, Catholic Church, Anthony Okogie says Coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria is a blessing in disguise.According...

COVID-19: Osun Discharges Index Case As Oyetola Seeks 30 Days National Lockdown

Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola has announced that the index case of coronavirus in the state has been discharged...

PDP Charges NASS To Ensure Transparency In N500bn Intervention Proposal

The Peoples Democratic Party has charged the national assembly to ensure transparency in the disbursement of the N500 billion...

COVID-19: Niger Relaxes Curfew; Asks Civil Servants To Resume

 Niger state government has asked the state civil servant to resume work and also announced a relaxation of the...

Lockdown: Reps Seek 2-Month Free Power Supply To Nigerians

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila has announced that the lower chamber is currently proposing a...
daniel
Ardent Reader, News Freak, Socio-Political Commentator, Archaeologist & Pro-Democrat.

NNPC-TowersThe Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has lifted the embargo it placed on 113 vessels from engaging in crude oil/gas loading activities within Nigerian territorial waters.

The corporation in a statement Thursday, explained that the lifting of the ban is subject to the receipt of Letters of Comfort from all Terminal Operators, Oil Companies and off-takers of Nigerian oil and gas as guarantee that nominated vessels, pending the outcome of detailed investigation, are unencumbered and would not be utilized for any illegal activity whatsoever.

It also said the Federal Government has approved the establishment of an Inter-Agency Committee made up of the Department of State Services (DSS), Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Nigerian Navy, Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) and the NNPC with the mandate to collect data and investigate the activities of the banned vessels within Nigerian territorial waters.

“The Inter-Agency Committee will appraise the culpability or otherwise of each of the vessels in the time past and advise appropriately”, the NNPC statement said.

It would be recalled that on July 15, the NNPC issued a notice banning the oil vessels from entering Nigerian waters to load crude.

The notice, which was addressed to all terminal operators, followed a directive from President Muhammadu Buhari.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -