Lagos - Indigenous operators in the maritime sector are presently at war with the Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke over the sincerity of government’s plan to allocate 60 percent of the 2014 crude oil lifting contract to them, reports The Sun.
The local shippers under the platform of the Nigerian Shipowners Association (NISA) are alleging foul play as all attempts to see the Minister to work out the modalities of how the allocation will play out have been rebuffed.
Isaac Jolapamo, Chairman of NISA, noted that the Minister and senior officials of the petroleum ministry have failed to respond to series of letters written by the association seeking audience with them to clarify issues relating to the government’s plan.
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