ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma on Friday called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to identify those behind crude oil theft in Nigeria and bring them to justice.
The Governor also warned against treating perpetrators as sacred cows, saying that anyone involved in the practice must be brought to book irrespective of whose ox is gored.
He claimed that the act is a cancer that must be dealt with to stabilize the economy.
He made the call while speaking to State House Correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja.
The Imo Governor urged the people to remove their focus from the presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), and concentrate on the dwindling crude oil production and the nation’s inability to produce substantial crude oil due to theft.
According to him, it is time to put an end to the Muslim-Muslim presidential candidate debate and leave Nigerians to decide whom to elect.