OPC pulls protection from Nigeria’s pipelines

The Oodua People’s Congress said it would pull out its men from protecting all Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, pipelines nationwide from Monday evening.

Yinka Oguntimehin, the spokesman for Gani Adams faction of the congress, said that this is necessary because the corporation had yet to start paying for the work its men are doing.

The spokesman said that the OPC personnel had continued to guard the pipelines with the belief that the corporation would pay as promised.

“When we were given the contract on 15 March, it was agreed that they will release money for the OPC personnel for effective protection of the NNPC pipelines nationwide.

“We lost one man last month because of the activities of the vandals here in Lagos, while some of our men were arrested in the course of protecting the pipelines.

“We had told them to release some of our money before the new administration took over, but they kept promising us.”

Edited from various sources by Elizabeth Corner

Sources: Premium TimesDaily Times Nigeria

Published on 16/06/2015

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