Minister of Petroleum Uncovers Massive Oil Bunkering Site In Lagos
The minister of petroleum, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu has uncovered a massive oil bunkering depot, far away in the Atlas cove area, around the Roberts Island in Lagos state precisely.
According to Channels Television, the minister said “I must say that I was very disillusion to find this discovery but much as I was happy that it was found, it just took a lot of wind off my sail in the sense of what next and who knows how many more have not been discovered.
“At the end of the day, the responsibility for protecting the assets of Nigerians must lie in the hands of Nigerians. There is no magic that I have that I am going to be able to deliver zero incident environment, given the number of attacks we are getting everywhere but at the end of the day, communities like these ones must begin to rise up and say this is just not right.”
Also at the location were tools used by the oil thieves to perforate oil pipelines, and kegs used to store the product.
The Nigerian Navy also discovered an illegal bunkering site at the Federal government-owned Ship Builders Yard in Port Harcourt.
Meanwhile, the Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency (PPPRA) has announced the increase of the price of household Kerosene from N50 to N83.