Ogoniland Clean-up: Oil theft, Illegal Refining Must Stop – Buhari

OGONI—President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday,  warned that the Federal Government would no longer tolerate the current theft and illegal refining of crude oil in the Niger Delta.

Buhari, who was represented by Vice-President, Yemi Osinbanjo, gave the warning at the launch of “Clean-Up of Ogoniland” at Bodo, Gokana Local Government Area of Rivers State, urged the regulators of the oil industry to carry out their responsibilities in line with best practices.

He said:  “The current oil theft and illegal refining will not be tolerated. The regulators in the oil industries must live up to expectations. They must ensure that oil companies carry out their operations in line with universal best services.”

Buhari said government was laying a foundation for change to ensure the rule of law and safety of the people.

He said the aim was to diversify the nation’s economy and provide jobs and wealth for the people.

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