The National Oil Spill Detection and Response Agency (NOSDRA) has written to the Pipeline and Products Marketing Company Limited (PPMC) notifying it of sanction in the sum of N21. 500m representing a daily penalty of N500, 000 for delaying to report to NOSDRA on the oil spillage that occurred on May 24 this year at the company’s 2A Pipeline Right of Way in Eko – Amukpe in Sapele L.G.A of Delta State.
In a letter signed by the DG/ Chief Executive of NOSDRA, Peter Idabor, the failure, delay and non – compliant attitude of the PPMC in reporting the oil spill incident until July 7 of this year amounted to contravention of section 6 (2) of Act. 15 of 2006 establishing the agency.
The section under reference stipulates that “an oil spiller is by this Act to report an oil spill incident to the agency in writing not later than 24 hours after the occurrence of an oil spill.