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Reps to deploy satellites to locate smuggling of petroleum products across border

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The Home of Representatives Committee on Finance has disclosed that it is going to be utilizing the assets of the Nigerian Communications Satellite tv for pc Restricted, to find the 40million litres of crude oil smuggled in a foreign country each day.

The Chairman of the Committee, James Faleke, disclosed to journalists on Monday that the committee has resolved to ask the NICOMSAT to produce the committee with satellite tv for pc photos to find the motion of vans throughout the border.

It might be recalled that the Controller Basic of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hammed Ali, had blamed each the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company and the Division of Petroleum Sources for the smuggling.

“If about 40million litres of PMS is being smuggled out per day, the query is, what number of vans of 33,000 litres do we have to convey this quantity in a foreign country? Once we did small arithmetic, we found that we are going to want 1,000 vans. Whether it is true that the quantity goes in a foreign country, it means 1000 vans exit to neighbouring international locations and so they come again to load once more.

“Satellite tv for pc photos ought to have captured these trailers. We’ve invited NICOMSAT. DPR is saying about 48million, opposite to the quantity being circulated by the NNPC,” Faleke stated.

Bashir Sodeeq, the Head of Downstream of the DPR, stated opposite to the declare by CG Ali, the filling stations alongside the border solely get lower than 3% of the each day consumed PMS.

To proceed the investigation, the NNPC has been invited to look earlier than the committee on Wednesday.

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