Thursday, 4 June 2015

Stop the Oil Surveillance Deal Given to Tompolo - Ex-Militants


Some ex-Niger Delta militants have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to review the multi-million dollar oil pipeline security contract awarded to ex-militant leader, Government Ekpemukpolo, alias Tompolo and other ex-militants like Asari Dokubo by the Goodluck Jonathan administration.

Coming under the aegis of The National Coalition of Niger Delta Ex-agitators led by its national president, Israel Akpodoro, they made the call in a press conference held in Abuja.

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In 2012, the Jonathan signed a $103 million deal with Global West Vessel Specialist Agency Ltd, a firm that is linked to Tompolo. The deal was to patrol Nigeria’s waterways to stop piracy and oil theft even when the Nigerian Navy is denied adequate funding.

Addressing newsmen on behalf of the ex-militants, Akpodoro also called on Buhari to review the Niger Delta amnesty programme, citing “fraud” and “selective treatment” in the federal government rehabilitation programme.

Buhari has promised to cancel all illegal contracts that is not in the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians.

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