EFCC To Go After Petroleum Smugglers

Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Abdulrasheed Bawa said smugglers of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) in the country will face the full wrath of the law.

Bawa issued this stern warning in a remark at a stakeholders’ engagement on high PMS evacuation, code-named “Operation White 2“at the NNPC Towers, Abuja.

EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren said the anti-corruption czar said the issue of smuggling of petroleum products in the country is worrisome, assuring that the EFCC is fully committed to the special operation designed to check the activities of the economic saboteurs.

According to him, Nigerians can be rest assured that the EFCC under his watch, will do all that is possible to ensure that those found perpetrating the crime are brought to book, and justice is served for the benefit of all Nigerians.

“We are all Nigerians, and as Nigerians, we need a better country for ourselves, and the problems highlighted by the GMD (of NNPC) as well as the leader of Operation White…we in the EFCC, from the beginning, are happy to be part of this Operation White for the reason that, it is part of our responsibility to prevent as well as enforce laws that have to do with economic crimes,” he said.

Also speaking, the minister of state for Petroleum Resource, Timipre Sylva said the illegal export of PMS is something that needs to be checked.


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