The Nigerian National Petroleum Commission Limited, (NNPCL), has on Tuesday, lamented that the growing menace of pipeline vandalism accross the country has become a national calamity.
The Chief Executive Officer ( CEO) of the company , Mele Kyari made this lamentation during an interactive session with the Senate Committee on Petroleum ( Downstream) .
According to him, oil vandalism has been in existence for decades and it has hindered the growth of the company.”The company has not been able to pump oil through pipeline from Warri to Benin within the last 22 years”, he added.
All security measures that have been put in place to curb this menace, have not been successful. This is why it is seen by the company as a “national calamity”.
However, he made mention of the company’s intention to replace numerous pipelines which aside been vandalised are old and out of use.