The Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, has asked the Federal Government to quickly establish the proposed Pipelines Protection Agency, PPA, which will help with modern technology in order to reduce the incessant attacks of pipelines.
In a statement by the president of NUPENG, Mr. Igwe Achese, the attack on Chevron Valve Platform by suspected militants should be completely condemned. He urged pipeline vandals to quit the destruction of oil installations and pipelines in the country.
The statement Read Below:
“We call on those responsible to embrace peace. We equally implore the Federal Government to intensify effort at setting up the proposed Pipelines Protection Agency as said by the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbanjo, that will be equipped with modern technology to stem the tide of vandalism.
“We urge the militants to stop the dastardly act as it affects the ecosystem through the destruction of aquaculture, farmlands, water, and river pollution arising from the spillage.
Militants should desist from the act as it draws the economy back and affects the climate and lives of the citizens of the host community.
“We want to use this medium to call on those responsible to embrace peace and not embark on further threats or damage to pipelines. We equally implore the Federal government to intensify effort at setting up the proposed pipelines protection Agency as said by the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbanjo that will be equipped with modern day technology to stem the tide of vandalism..
“Security agencies must redouble their efforts 24/7 with equipment installed with night visions to put a stop to such surprise attacks on oil installations and pipelines.”