By Edith Ike-Eboh
#TrackNigeria: The Nigerian Police Force says it will strengthen its collaboration with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to ensure
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, made the promise on Tuesday, when he visited the Group Managing Director of the corporation, Dr. Maikanti Baru, in Abuja.
Adamu said that the collaboration would help to further strengthen the fight against criminality in the oil and gas sector.
He said that he chose the NNPC as the first
He said: “We know the position and role NNPC plays in the fight against crime in the country and we know the various challenges that affect its operation.
“The challenge of pipeline vandalism, the problem with transportation of petroleum products across the country, among others.
“The major aim of my visit is to find a way to strengthen the collaboration we already have with the corporation to bring
The IGP further said that some of the criminal cases in the oil and gas sector with the police would be given speedy attention.
He said: “NNPC as
“We are going to
Responding, Baru congratulated the IGP on his appointment and urged him to deploy his vast experience in the fight against insecurity and corruption in the country.
“Thank you for
“We have depots, installations, refineries, gas processing plants around the country, which are used to service the energy needs of Nigerians.
“Visiting us has shown how professional you are and knowing that the corporation remains the major lifeline of the economy and needs to be protected,” the NNPC boss
He gave the assurance that the corporation would avail the police with more information on the security challenges and other crime-related issues affecting its operations.
Baru said that the corporation had continued to fight fraudulent practices, including the use of
“We will like your office to help us to nip these kinds of criminalities in the bud.
“I deeply appreciate this visit and believe that you will take the police and fight against crime and criminality to the next level.
“We will support you to make sure that we fish out those criminals in the system and bring them to justice,” Baru added. (NAN)
By Edith Ike-Eboh