It said the recognition given to the Coordinator of the Tantita Security Services Limited was well deserved.
The four men were arrested on Tuesday by operatives of the Nigerian Navy around Lekki Waters in Lagos State
Captain Warredi Enisuoh, Executive Director, Technical and Operations, disclosed this while addressing newsmen.
President Bola Ahmed Tinubu had on Monday elevated Ribadu from a Special Adviser to the position of the NSA.
He spoke in a viral video of over seven minutes in which he reviewed what happened during the elections in Delta State
The explanation of the EFCC was contained in a statement by its Head of Media and Publicity, Wilson Uwujaren.
The NNPCL had in September awarded the contract to Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited owned by Tompolo.
Illegal oil tapping that Nigeria’s security agencies could not detect and put a stop to for years, took Government Epkemupolo, better known as Tompolo, less than a month to detect. All those in charge of our security should actually bury their heads in shame. Nigeria has become a laughing stock in the world. Those who are being paid to protect us and our national assets are complicit in the stealing and ruination of the country. Nigeria is an oil-producing nation but the discovery of crude oil has become a curse for Nigeria. In spite of the rise in the price of crude oil in the international market, with most oil-producing countries smiling to the banks, Nigeria is losing money on all fronts. We have been consistently losing money from crude oil sales as we could not meet up with our crude oil production quota allocated to us by OPEC, which we could have sold in the international market due to large-scale stealing. Worse, the citizens are being made to pay more due to the fact that we lack the capacity to refine a fraction of what we produce for domestic consumption due to comatose refineries. We have been told again that we should expect more than a 100 per cent increase in the prices of refined petroleum products when the subsidy on petrol is completely removed next year.
This comes days after an illegal 4km crude oil pipeline belonging to Shell Petroleum Development Company was exposed.
It was gathered that the oil companies, oil bunkerers, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPCL, and security officials jointly steal crude oil through the illicit pipeline connected to the trunk line through an abandoned pipeline by the Nigerians Agip Oil Company Limited, NAOCL, and linked to a location in the high sea, where they load crude oil into vessels and sell overseas.
Rx-militant leader, Government Ekpemupolo, also known as Tompolo, disclosed this on Sunday at a news briefing.
This shocking revelation was contained in a video obtained by The Eagle Online via WhatsApp on Saturday.
The oil producing communities in the state made the call in a statement by its spokesperson, Omoluabi Daggo in Calabar Sunday.
The Federal Government and Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited recently signed the deal with Tompolo.
The warning was contained in statement by its National Publicity Secretary, Ken Robinson, in Abuja on Wednesday.
FG had renewed a multi-million dollar pipeline surveillance contract to Tompolo, a former militant leader and Commander of the defunct Movement for the Emancipation of Niger Delta (MEND).
Tompolo made the plea in a statement he signed and made available to journalists on Friday.
These were the words of the Minister of Niger Delta and supervising Minister of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Senator Godswill Akpabio, shortly after taking the wind off the sail of what would have been another Armageddon in the Niger Delta region.
The Nigerian Navy on Thursday said it had dismissed three of its personnel over theft of some equipment belonging to Government Ekpemupolo, aka Tompolo, in Warri, Delta State.
Rear Adm. Saleh Usman, the outgoing Flag Officer Commanding, Central Naval Command, disclosed this on Monday during a farewell parade organised in his honour at the Warri Naval Base.