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Oil thieves, Nigeria’s worst enemies – Lawan

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has described oil thieves as the worst enemies of Nigeria. He said this at the 2023 budget presentation in the National…

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has described oil thieves as the worst enemies of Nigeria.

He said this at the 2023 budget presentation in the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, on Friday.

Lawan said Nigeria now loses between 700,000 and 900,000 oil barrels per day, which has translated to 35% loss in oil revenue.

He said, “The oil theft in the country has taken a monumental dimension. Nigeria now loses between 700,000 and 900,000 barrels per day, which has translated to 35% loss in oil revenue.

“The oil thieves are worst enemies of the country and have declared war against the country. So, drastic action must be taken to tame the activities of the thieves.”

Lawan thanked the president for timely presentation of the budget, which he said would allow the National Assembly enough time to consider and pass it.

He assured that members of the National Assembly were committed to consider and pass the budget before the end of the year like the previous ones.

He urged that the 2023 budget should target the completion of the ongoing project, especially the legacy project.