Breach of Nigerian Laws: Senate probes actions of NNPC

The Senate has begun probe into what described as a worrisome breach of Nigerian Laws by Foreign Vessels in coastal shipping of Petroleum products in downstream sector of the Nigerian maritime industry.

The Senate is carrying out a holistic investigation on the actions of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company, NNPC in ensuring participation of indigenous companies in the freight of Petroleum products, in line with the provisions of Presidential Executive Order 5(2018).Consequently, the Senate has mandated its Committees on Local Content chaired by Senator Teslim Folarin, All Progressives Congress, APC, Oyo Central and Petroleum Downstream chaired by Senator Sabo Mohammed, APC, Jigawa South West to carry out the probe.

The Upper Chamber has also asked the Committees to carry out an investigation with a view to unravelling the influx of foreign vessels in the Coastal Region and the level of patronage of Nigerian shipping companies.

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