Nigeria to launch comprehensive programme to curb oil theft

Crude oil theft24 March 2014, Abuja — President Goodluck Jonathan Sunday at The Hague, said federal government has earmarked $1bn for the implementation of a comprehensive programme to curb crude oil theft, the vandalism of oil and gas infrastructure, and the apprehension and prosecution of crude oil thieves.

Jonathan spoke at separate meetings with the Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mr. Mark Rutte and the Chief Executive Officer of Shell International, Mr. Ben van Beurden.

Jonathan disclosed that a technical committee had already been set up to look into all aspects of the implementation of the programme.
*Jaiyeola Andrews – Thisday

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