NNPC moves to stem pipeline vandalism

Maikanti-Baru

Dr Maikanti Baru, former GMD, NNPC

Dr Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director (GMD), NNPC

The Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) says it will adopt security measures to address issues affecting its operations in host communities to stabilise the situation and stop vandalism of oil facilities.

The Group Managing Director of the company, Dr Maikanti Baru, said this at a dinner for media executives in Abuja on Thursday.

He said vandalism of pipelines constituted a serious threat to national economy and the environment and called for an end to it.

He said NNPC had recorded milestones in its operations that eventually translated positively in the lives of Nigerians since July 2016.

Baru said the company also introduced numerous policies that had strengthened its operations.

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According to him, the company’s operations have been conducted with transparency, accountability and in openness.

He said NNPC had also taken measures to recover about 130 million litres of product misappropriated by some companies recently, adding that it would soon recover about N11 billion from one of them.

He expressed gratitude to the media for keeping the NNPC officials on their toes through regular monitoring of their operations.

He solicited the support of the media as stakeholders to safeguard national interest.