The Director-General, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Bashir Jamoh has charged the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) to join in the protection of Nigeria’s oil assets using their expertise.
Jamoh stated that the SPE have a greater role to play in ensuring that economic saboteurs and pipeline vandals do not have a field day plundering the country’s resources for personal gains through oil theft and pipeline vandalism.
He made the charge at NAICE 2022, the 45th SPE Nigeria Council’s ‘Nigeria Annual International Conference & Exhibition holding in Lagos.
While speaking on the theme; “Global Transition to Renewable and Sustainable Energy and the Future of Oil and Gas in Africa”, Jamoh pointed out that there would be no economic sustainability without the protection of the asset itself.
He explained that between January 2021 to February 2022, so much of the Nation’s wealth in terms of crude oil was lost to oil theft. This, according to him, is a very serious issue.