Activist Urges FG To Revoke Deal With Tompolo


A Niger Delta activist, Chief Rita Lori-Ogbebor, has urged the Federal Government (FG) to revoke the pipeline protection contract awarded to the former Niger Delta Militant Leader, Chief Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo.

Lori-Ogbebor made the demand in Abuja Monday at a news conference in reaction to the award of N48 billion pipeline surveillance contracts to Ekpemupolo.

According to her, it is the responsibility of the government to manage Niger Delta affairs and not individuals or companies.

Recall that the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited’s oil pipeline surveillance contract was awarded to Tompolo by the FG amid opposition.

The N4 billion per month contract was to stamp out pipeline vandalism, oil theft and illegal bunkering in the Niger Delta region.

“There is insecurity in the country but we should be more worried about that of the Niger Delta.

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