Fuel Smuggling: Porous Borders and Security Agencies
After months of playing the ostrich, Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation has finally acknowledged the danger of persistent smuggling of petroleum products across the country’s borders and the role bad eggs in the security agencies play in and resistance of border communities to government’s efforts to shutting down the thriving black market. Chris Paul reports
At a meeting he had meeting the EFCC, Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and other relevant downstream and upstream stakeholders in attendance, during the past week, Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Mele Kyari, talked about the urgent need to seek sustainable solution to petrol smuggling challenge in the country.
The move was coming on the heels of an alarming rise in the volume of fuel…