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Why it’s difficult to stop oil bunkering in Niger Delta – IPMAN

The National Vice President, Association of Refineries Petroleum Marketers, Nwaozuzu Chigozie, has revealed why it is difficult to end illegal oil bunkering in the Niger Delta.

In an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today, Chigozie said there was an issue of trust between the people of Niger Delta and the government.

According to him, the communities should be involved in any projects to be executed in the region.

He said, “It is very difficult to end oil bunkering because it’s dimensional. One thing is obvious. Do people there believe in that vision called Nigeria? Do they trust the government? Have they been cheated? Have the communities been treated well?

“In the western countries, if such is found in your land, all you do is to pay royalty to the government. People have not been properly enlightened especially those from the Niger Delta. Government should pay more attention to that.

“It’s not about allocating funds to NDDC. In each of the communities where road projects are to be executed, contractors should be made known to the beneficiaries so that they would be part of the monitoring.”

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