The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, on Monday noted that many communities have been saved of pipeline bombings with the scale of oil theft reduced as a result of the intervention of the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, in the Niger Delta.
He stated this after he and some security chiefs met with the Acting President at the presidential villa in Abuja. The meeting which stretched for two hours was attended by the National Security Adviser, NSA, Babagana Monguno, and the Chief of Defence Staff, Gabriel Olonishakin, who were joined by the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi.
Speaking with State House Correspondents on his way out of the Aso Villa, Dan-Ali said issues around maritime surveillance were discussed.
He said, “It’s a pending issue of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting that we wanted to resolve on maritime surveillance and it has been resolved.
“Acting president has been meeting with the communities. We have been able to save many communities of oil pipeline bombings and oil theft.
“It is a big achievement and I believe that the acting president has been doing well in that direction.”