The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it is working closely with the international oil companies (IOCs) to deploy a structured and holistic security apparatus to tackle incidence of oil and gas infrastructure sabotage in the country.
General Manager, Group Security Department of the NNPC, Mr. Sam Otoboeze disclosed this in Abuja adding that the initiative will complement the efforts of the federal government in security operations.
According to an NNPC statement, Mr. Otoboeze, said that the one-stop-shop security machinery was tailored at professionally and effectively securing the oil and gas environment in line with global best practices.
He said the security synergy with the international oil companies and other security agencies would provide a robust production environment that would enable the government to make enough money from oil and gas.
The NNPC security chief revealed that already, the corporation had rolled out a robust community security engagement mechanism where members of oil bearing communities are engaged to secure the oil facilities within their domain, stressing that the strategy was paying off with a drastic drop in oil and gas facility breaches.
Mr. Otoboeze decried the recent upsurge of job and crude oil fraudsters plaguing the NNPC, adding that efforts were in top gear to set up a special security desk in collaboration with security agencies to crack down on the scammers.