Ijaw youths urge Tinubu to ignore media attacks on Tantita contract

Ijaw youths under the aegis of Ijaw Youths Network, IYN, have called on President Bola Tinubu to ignore sponsored media attacks on the productive pipeline surveillance contract awarded to Tantita Security Services Limited by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited.

IYN said that the recent coordinated publications on the pipeline security contract shows in clear terms that the cabal of oil thieves, who are targeting the nation’s economy, wee not relenting.

It’s Coordinator, Frank Ebikabo and Federal Ebiaridor, Secretary, in a statement on Wednesday said those behind the calumnious campaigns were not patriotic citizens who have the interest of the nation and its economy at heart, and should be ignored.

The duo noted that the sudden latter-day critics of the pipeline security contract were all silent when the nation’s daily crude oil production dropped to an historical low of 900,000 barrels per day before Tantita’s engagement.

According to the IYN, the hypocrites calling for the cancellation of the contract were not unaware of the tremendous improvement and gains made by the Federal Government from the contractual benefits of this well-thought out move against oil thieves.

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Ebikabo and Ebiaridor noted that all Nigerians of good conscience were aware of, and applaud the fact that the gains of the contract are not in anyway comparable to the contract sum.

The group said that while there was room for improvement, the nation’s oil production has witnessed commendable improvement from 900,000 to 1.64 million barrels per day.

They noted that the number of rogue vessels arrested in connection with oil theft through the collaborative efforts of Tantita and the nation’s military are testament to the fact that President Tinubu has acted well in the nation’s interest.

The IYN commended President Tinubu for his leadership qualities and genuine concern for the economy of the country.

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