Tinubu lauds Tantita over fight against oil theft

Nedu Okorie 2024-01-16 0

President Bola Tinubu has commended Tantita Security Services Limited and other security agencies for tackling oil theft, saying their collaborative efforts are yielding results.

The Chief of Defence Staff, Major General Christopher Musa, gave the commendation on behalf of the President while inspecting the MT. Kali vessel that was arrested by Tantita and other security agencies at Oporoza, Delta State.

The CDS flanked by top officials of Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) and top military brass, promised to deal ruthlessly with oil thieves and their sponsors.

Musa noted that the arrested vessel would be destroyed in line with standard practice to serve as a deterrent to others.

He urged the media to stop creating disaffection between the government and private security agencies working together to achieve better results.

 “We are here based on the report of the arrest of this ship, and I think it’s a major achievement. It shows that we’re committed to ensuring that we stop this criminality within the maritime environment”.

 “This is a collaborative effort and it will continue to collaborate with the NNPC, the others, private security agencies, the main Federal Government agencies are also working together. I don’t want a situation where we create the impression as if there’s enmity between this group and that group”.