Urhobo Youth Group Appeals to FG, NNPCL to Re-Award Pipeline Surveillance Contract to Tompolo
A renowned Niger Delta group known as the Federated Movement of Urhobo Youth Leaders (FMUYL) has called on the Federal Government and the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) to reaward the Pipeline Surveillance contract to Tompolo and his Tantita Security Company to further sustain the relative peace currently experienced in the oil-rich region.
The group stressed that the Urhobos are satisfied with Chief Government Ekpemupulo, popularly known as “Tompolo,” and his Tantita Security Services Limited in the pipeline surveillance contract previously awarded to him by the immediate past Government of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The National Coordinator of the Federated Movement of Urhobo Youth Leaders (FUMYL), Prince Sony Jifas Ogbon, in a chat with journalists, said that the way and manner Tompolo handled and treated the Urhobo Nation and other Producing Oil Ethnic Nationalities across the Niger Delta Region in that contract was highly acceptable to the Urhobo people.
Prince Sony Jifas Ogbon, who applauded Tantita Security Services Limited, therefore, urged the Federal Government, led by the President, His Excellency, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and the NNPCL to re-award the contract in whole to Tompolo’s company, and not to decentralize nor share the surveillance contract among oil-producing ethnic nationalities.
In a statement signed by its National Coordinator, the Federated Movement of Urhobo Youth Leaders reiterated the need for the pipeline surveillance contract to be reawarded to Tompolo’s Tantita Security Services Limited in order to enhance the current peace being enjoyed in the Niger Delta Region.
The statement reads, “The Federated Movement of Urhobo Youth Leaders (FMUYL) wishes to call on the Federal Government and the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL) to reaward the pipeline surveillance contract to Tompolo’s Tantita Security Services Limited to further sustain and deepen the relative peace currently enjoyed in the region.
“We, the Urhobo Nation, being a major producer of crude oil and natural gas with numerous oil facilities spread across Urhobo land and waters, will be ready to work with Tompolo and his Tantita security company in the protection of oil and gas pipelines in the region.”
The group further said that the Urhobo Nation and the Federated Movement of Urhobo Youth Leaders sincerely appealed to Mr. President not to split the pipeline surveillance contract but to reaward it to Tompolo for peace’s sake.