The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps has expressed concern about increasing cases of oil theft and illegal bunkering that have resulted in loss of revenue for the federal government.
The NSCDC Commander General, Dr. Ahmed Audi, called on his officials to avoid compromise in their discharge of duty and to ensure that all necessary things are done urgently to end the threat of oil theft.
Audi further expressed dissatisfaction with the attitude of some of its agents colluding with vandals and oil thieves, saying any of its officials found guilty would be adequately punished.
This was made public on Saturday in a statement from the force’s director of public relations, Olusola Odumosu, which noted that the security service would not condone any act that could affect the integrity of the force.
“Concerned by the wave of oil theft and illegal bunkering that has resulted in a huge loss of revenue, the federal government, despite strict measures to contain it, has recently ordered the commander-general of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps , dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, mni, convened a strategic meeting at the Corps’ national headquarters, in Abuja, to end the threat.
“This move became necessary to reverse the ugly trend and gave marching orders to all relevant Corps officials to strap in and ensure that the necessary steps are taken to stop oil theft without further delay.
“The mainstay of the Nigerian economy stated that since the Corps is saddled with the responsibility of protecting petroleum pipelines and other oil installations across the country from vandals and oil thieves, it behooves staff to live up to expectations and perform this function. perform effectively.
“In my case it is a strategic meeting. We are aware that for the nation, oil is the mainstay of the economy and the massive oil theft and illegal bunkering in the country is alarming.
“It is in this direction that I have summoned all the senior officers of the Corps to this meeting so that we can sit up and figure out ways to deal with this threat that is causing us problems.
“The commanding general ordered officers to monitor their excesses, inappropriate behavior and warned that his government will not tolerate any form of compromise or unethical behavior from personnel deployed to prevent oil theft and illegal bunkering.”