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Leading Individuals From Abuja, Lagos Involved In Niger Delta Oil Theft: Dickson, the former governor of Bayelsa

Apr 17, 2024 | Politics | 0 comments

Former Bayelsa State governor and current Senator representing Bayelsa West in the National Assembly, Seriake Dickson, unveiled startling revelations on the orchestrated oil theft plaguing the Niger Delta region during his appearance on “Inside Sources” with Laolu Akande, a socio-political program aired on Channels Television last Friday.

Dickson attributed the rampant oil theft in the Niger Delta to influential figures residing in Lagos and Abuja, suggesting the collaboration of the official system and oil companies in profiting from this illicit activity. Expressing concern over the absence of national values, he decried the exploitation of the country’s resources for personal gain.

Highlighting the absence of a scientific metering system to record oil production and sales accurately, Dickson emphasised the deliberate nature of this deficiency, indicating its destructive impact on local communities. He linked the prevalence of illegal money, arms trade, and drug trafficking in the region to oil theft, which, in turn, fuels activities like cultism.

According to Dickson, the masterminds behind this criminal enterprise hail from Abuja and Lagos, and they collaborate with various official systems, including security agencies and federal authorities. He stressed the need for global condemnation of stolen crude oil, akin to the campaign against blood diamonds, urging international collaboration to curb this illicit trade.

Calling for political determination at all levels of governance, Dickson emphasised the urgency of ending oil theft to safeguard the region’s stability and prosperity.

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