27 August 2014, Sweetcrude, Lagos – Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Joseph Dawha, has solicited the assistance of the police in protecting its pipelines, checking crude oil and refined productsâ€™ theft.
A statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, in Abuja on Wednesday stated that Dawha made the request when he visited the Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Suleiman Abba.
Dawha also solicited for the assistance of the police in protecting top management staff of the corporation, adding that peace and security were essential ingredients for the socio-economic growth of any nation.
He congratulated Abba on his appointment, and thanked the Force for maintaining what he called the â€śage-long collaborative relationshipâ€ť between the corporation and the Force.
Responding, Abba said the police would continue to give maximum protection to oil facilities and personnel of the corporation.
Abba said theÂ Force was exploring modern techniques of surveillance for the protection of critical national infrastructure.