Abuja - The Army has pledged partnerships
with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) to bring normalcy in
the oil sector.
Brig Gen SO Olabanji, Commander, 2 Brigade Nigerian Army,
Port Harcourt, Rivers State, said EFCC remained pivotal in the military’s
efforts to check oil theft and pipe-line vandalism in the country. ?
?He also pledged the army's support to
the EFCC in carrying out the onerous task of sanitizing the industry. ?
?He gave the assurance during a
courtesy visit to the EFCC’s zonal office in Port Harcourt.
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He noted that oil theft contributed to the sabotage of
the Nigerian economy.
"I am aware that part of the mandates of the EFCC is
to prosecute any person or group that is involved in any form of economic sabotage," Olabanji said.
He stated that the Nigerian Army would assist the EFCC in
the area of information gathering. ?
?“There should be a synergy of government agencies in Port
Harcourt, particularly the South-south zone so that we can find a lasting
solution to the issue of oil theft, and tackle the issue of vandalism,” he
EFCC Zonal Head, Ishaq Salihu, said the agency
had hope and confidence in the Army to partner EFCC in the fight against the
menace of pipeline vandalism, oil theft and other economic and financial
- CAJ News