Oil Theft: I Have Received Several Death Threats, Says Kyari

Written by on November 10, 2022

The Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited, Mele Kyari said he has received several death threats from people who benefitting from oil theft in the country.

Kyari, however, said he is not bothered by their threats, noting that company won’t relent until oil theft become a thing of the past in Nigeria and the country’s resources judiciously utilised for the benefit of all.

The NNPC boss stated this on Wednesday at a Legislative Transparency & Accountability Summit in Abuja organised by the House of Representatives Anti-Corruption Committee.

Kyari lamented that Nigeria daily loses about 700,000 barrels of crude to oil thieves.

He also said NNPC engaged private security companies in its resolve to end oil theft, noting that 295 illegal connections to its pipeline were recently discovered.


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