BY NONYE JULIET EKWENUGO
Arewa Youths Assembly (AYA) has cautioned the Federal Government and NNPC not to award pipeline surveillance to Oweizide Ekpemupolo popularly known as Tompolo.
In a statement signed by its Spokesperson, Comrade Abdulsalam Mohammed Kazeem and made available to Journalists in Kaduna on Wednesday, the group alleged that Tompolo is a notorious oil bunker.
“Information at the disposal of the Arewa Youth Assembly is that, the NNPC under the leadership of Mallam Mpele Kolo Kyari and the Federal Government is planning to assign the job of pipelines surveillance to an enemy of state, a militant, a renowned pipeline vandalizer, Oweizide Ekpemupolo popularly known as Government Tompolo.
“We therefore as a matter of national urgency advice, beg, call and plead with the NNPC LTD to save our national asset by not awarding it to Tompolo, as the effect will be deleterious to the nations economy.
” If on the other hand this contract is awarded to him, terrorist like Bello Turji, Nnamdi Kanu and the rest will be looking to get the contract of securing the villa, the first family and the president of the federal republic of Nigeria”.
“This is not only surprising but unbelievable that as a nation, we will entrust our most viable source of revenue to a notorious oil bunkrer. Bunkry is synonymous to Tompolo, his name signifies pipeline vandalism, oil theft and mutilation of government facilities and above all militancy.
“As youths of this region who have been keen observers of Governance as it affects the citizens and the nation in general, we will not fold our hands and watch the Government make such a grave mistake of awarding a sensible contract of this nature to an un-deserving, un-patriotic, unsucruplous enemy of the land”.