The Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has urged the Federal Government to tackle the resurgence of militancy and oil pipelines vandalism in the Niger Delta.
The President of the Association, Mr Francis Olabode-Johnson, made the call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar.
“Nigeria is losing a large percentage of its revenue due to the activities of the militants,” he told the news agency.
“I want government and the multinational oil companies to use modern technologies in checking pipelines vandalism and crude oil theft.”
The PENGASSAN boss added that modern technologies should be used in such a way that vandals would not have access.
“We also expect the managers of these pipelines to imbibe the culture of regular maintenance while government lives up to its responsibility of providing security to these national asset,” he said.