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House of Reps investigate illegal refineries’ destruction in Niger Delta

03/11/2015 15:52

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 commenced investigation into activities of the Joint Military Task Force in the Niger Delta.


Briefing newsmen in Abuja on the investigation, Sule Garo (Kano-APC), Chairman, Ad hoc Committee on Illegal Refineries, said the house was worried about the environment.


The House of Reps is investigating the alleged burning and destruction of equipment seized from illegal refinery operators in the area by the task force.


Garo explained that the intentions of the house was to bring an end to the despoliation of the Niger Delta environment through burning of equipment confiscated from illegal operators of refineries.


He said the JTF, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency, and affected communities had been invited to testify.

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