… intercepted 3,136,877 barrels of crude oil, over 7,167,831 litres of different petroleum products
The Nigerian Navy has said that its anti-Crude Oil Theft and Illegal Oil Bunkering Operations in the Creeks the Niger Delta region yeilded tremendous results in 2020 as it deactivated
a total of 982 illegal local refineries/refining sites and arrested about 487 suspects.
It also disclosed that it also denied crude oil thieves a total
of 3,136,877 barrels of crude oil as well as over 7,167,831 litres of different petroleum products among others,  worth billions of naira.
Director of Information, Naval Headquaeters, Abuja, Commodore Suleman Dahun in a statement noted that the NN Anti-COT successes is attributed to sustained patrol effort and intelligence led operations as well as increasing NN presence within oil and gas installations in the Nigerian Maritine Environment within the period.
“Sustained NN anti-COT/Illegal oil bunkering effort within the period led to increased oil production and reduction of oil loses in 2020 when compared with previous years. Notably, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the increasing operational successes recorded by the NN were reflected in reduction of losses by NNPC and her subsidiaries,” the statement revealed.
Commodore Dahun said  that NNPC Annual Report 2020, further disclosed,
“NNPC  recorded 803 Billion 1.7 Billion 99.7 % decrease losses
“NPDC 179 Billion 479 Billion 167 % profit increase
IDSL 154 Million 23 Billion 14966 % profit increase and
PPMC 9.3 Billion 14.2 Billion 52 %profit increase”.
The statement added that, “Within the period under review, the NN also made giant strides in its anti-smuggling operations. Although the NN has been involved in anti-smuggling operations, its effort has been redoubled due to closer collaboration with other stakeholders, sequel to the Federal Government’s launching of Operation CALM WATERS and Operation SWIFT RESPONSE.
“During the temporary closure of both land and maritime borders, smugglers adopted different strategies to evade arrest.
“However, the NN denied the smugglers freedom of action. From Jan to Dec 20, the NN confiscated a total             of 25,601 bags of foreign parboiled rice and arrested over 284 smugglers. Added to seizures between 2016 – 2019 a total of 77,680 bags of foreign rice seized from smugglers from 2016 – 2020.
“This is estimated at N1,553,600,000 at N20,000 per bag.
Foreign bags of Rice Confiscated from smugglers 2015 – 2020″.

 


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