Ithe federal government has acted to allegations of illegal bunkering of crude oil and refined petroleum products, saying that it was in the best interest of the Nigerian Navy to correct the impression.
Some militants alleged recently thatÂ some offices ad men of the Nigerian Navy were partakers of illegal bunkering and that militants put them on pay roll.
Confirming the allegations to senior naval officers during a recent working visit to Naval Headquarters, defence minister, Major General Godwin Abe stated that government was worried bout the allegations that naval personnel work hand in hand with militants to illegally se crude oil and petroleum products.
â€œThere are series of allegations here and there, series of stories all about the militants trying to divert attention. â€œThe militants say they are smuggling oil because the Navy are on their payroll and all those rubbish and I said I will mention it to you.
Between now that the amnesty has started and onward, it is your business to use the little you have to stop the smuggling in the Niger Delta region,” he said.
Apparently insinuating that the allegations were false, the minister counselled the officers and men of the navy â€œto make sure that you don’t allow anybody to throw any red oil on this your brilliant dress that you are wearing.”