According to the Federal Government, a plan for stopping crude oil theft in the nation has been established.
Hope Uzodinma, the governor of Imo State and chairman of the National Economic Council’s committee on crude oil theft and management, made this statement to reporters on Wednesday, just after a meeting behind closed doors with a few governors in Abuja.
He claims that Vice-President Kashim Shettima established the group in 2023 in response to mounting worries over the theft of crude oil.
This has severely lowered our country’s oil production, brought about immense suffering, and nearly messed with our currency’s margin.
We got together today for the first time since the reconstitution in order to create a work plan that will enable the committee to take on the theft of crude oil head-on.
“We have just created a plan of action, or a road map. At this preliminary stage, our goal is to truly pinpoint the leaking sites, their most likely sources, and the factors that enabled them.
“We want to get Nigeria’s oil production profile back to where it was, which is roughly two million barrels, or better than it was,” the speaker stated.