NUPENG, EFCC collaborate to combat oil theft

Bisola David
Bisola David
NUPENG, EFCC collaborate to combat oil theft

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas workers have joined forces to combat the evil of oil theft.

According to The PUNCH, NUPENG appealed for cooperation when its president, William Akporeha, and members of his executive visited the EFCC’s corporate offices in Abuja on Wednesday.

William asked the EFCC for assistance in cleaning up the oil and gas sector, even as he praised the agency’s chairman, Ola Olukoyede, for his efforts to reposition the anti-graft organization.

The head of NUPENG pleaded with the EFCC to support truck drivers who run into problems while performing their jobs.

Olukoyede said that in order to combat the national economic sabotage occurring in the oil and gas industry, it is critical that significant actors in the sector work with the EFCC.

To combat corruption, which Olukoyede referred to as a cankerworm impeding the nation’s growth, all Nigerians must come out as one.

“If any members of your association would like to carry on playing hanky-panky as we work together from now on, let them know that even their leaders would not tolerate sharp practices,” he stated.

He gave union members the assurance that no truck or driver participating in dubious transactions would be arrested or detained by the commission, despite the fact that the examination of petroleum goods involved and the process of profiling apprehended individuals suspected of being oil thieves were frequently drawn out.

He pledged, “To maintain sanity in the sector, the EFCC will continue to work with every stakeholder in the oil and gas sector.”

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