ABUJA ― The National Chairman, Host Communities of Nigeria Producing oil Gas (HOSTCOM), Dr. Mike Enuh, disclosed that the Federal Government has full knowledge of cabals involved in stealing crude oil in the Niger Delta region.
He said this while inaugurating the HOSTCOM National Youth Wing in Abuja. Enuh iterated that the vessels used for oil theft and bunkering in the region were not invisible, pointing out that the officials of Nigerian Navy and other security agencies protecting oil installations across the country would not aware of the illicit transactions.
Dr. Mike indicated that there was no way security personnel monitoring oil environment will not detect when empty vessels sail into in the country and the same vessels sail out filled with oil products without the knowledge of the Federal Government. He lamented that the issue of bunkering and oil theft was business for cabals and cartel, hence the difficulties in curtailing the menace.
He however reiterated the commitment of HOSTCOM to curb the activities of oil thieves and their collaborators with the recent engagement of the youths of the oil producing communities in pipeline surveillance and security services.
“With the engagement of our youths in the surveillance and security services, the issues of the pipeline vandalism and oil theft will be resolved because we know the cabals that steal the crude oil from our land,” adding the youths will fully be involved to checkmate the development.” He stated.