Reps asks Army, Navy to stop the burning of seized bunkered oil

The House of Representatives has asked for an end to the burning of seized bunkered petroleum resources due to its impact on the environment.

The House urged the Chief of Army Staff, Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai, Chief of Naval, Vice Admiral Ibok Ete-Ibas and Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, to put an end to the current system.

The House reached the resolution following a motion moved by Francis Waive on Thursday.

Mr. Waive in his motion conceded that the military have the power to seize illegal good, he however, condemned the process of disposing the items.

“Under Nigerian laws, oil exploration and exploitation are the sole responsibility of the Federal Government and any extraction of oil without the consent of the Government is illegal

“Sizable quantity of the nation’s…

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