27 October 2014, Abuja – The National Security Adviser, NSA, Col. Sambo Dasuki, has promised to provide adequate security to protect crude oil and product pipelines across the country.
Dasuki made the pledge during a courtesy visit on him by the Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, Dr. Joseph Dawha in Abuja.
He further pledged the readiness of his office and all the security agencies to continue to play the pivotal role of securing the nation’s crude and product pipelines in the best interest of the nation.
Dr. Dawha during the visit sought for the collaboration of the NSA to protect the facilities, adding, the partnership is geared towards the economic well-being of the nation.
According to Dr. Dawha, the high incidence of pipeline vandalism, crude oil and product theft, illegal refineries and security of the Corporation’s personnel are major challenges that require continuous collaboration, engagement and partnership.
He maintained that the Federal Government Security and Intelligence Agencies have remained invaluable partners in their support for the Oil and Gas Industry by fostering secured business environment.
Dr. Dawha stated that the sustained collaboration with the security agencies is imperative to the socio-economic growth, peace and stability of the country.