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Revoke Surveillance Contract, Northern Group Urges President Buhari

Revoke Surveillance Contract, Northern Group Urges President Buhari

Revoke Surveillance Contract, Northern Group Urges President Buhari

Revoke Surveillance Contract, Northern group Urges President Buhari

The Northern Youth Council has given the Federal Government or one of its agents a seven-day deadline to withdraw the N4 billion pipeline surveillance contract given to former Niger Delta insurgent commander Government Ekpemupolo, better known by his stage name Tompolo.

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The organization demanded that Timipre Sylva, the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, be fired due to the nation’s award.

The NYC stated that the contract was unnecessary and added that by doing so, the regime was encouraging militancy.

In a statement on Sunday by the group’s spokesperson, Matazu Yusuf, the council said it would mobilise Northern youths across the country for a massive protest as well as take legal action if the government does not act after the expiration of the given ultimatum.

Revoke Surveillance Contract, Northern Group Urges President Buhari

It partly read, ” We are issuing a seven-day ultimatum to the Federal Government or its agent to revoke the N4 billion pipeline surveillance contract awarded to ex-Niger Delta militant, Government Ekpemupolo, popularly known as Tompolo.

A few years ago, Tompolo was declared wanted by the government and today was awarded a contract. This is not reasonable. With this development, the amnesty deal by late former President Musa Yaradua aimed at reducing unrest in the oil region is on the verge of destruction by this development.

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“The government should rather hire the services of Joints Task Force instead of a militant without a clear modus operandi,

“We also called for the sack of the Minister of State for Petroleum over the award of the contract.

Revoke Surveillance Contract, Northern Group Urges President Buhari

“If after the given ultimatum, no action is taken, we will mobilize over 20,000 northern youths for a massive protest and afterward challenge the decision in court. ”

Yusuf also accused the Chief of Defence Staff, Gen. Lucky Irabor, of allegedly playing the ethnic card by surrendering the surveillance of the nation’s critical infrastructure to militants.

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He noted that the group has submitted a protest letter to the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd).


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