The All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council has hailed the federal government for increasing crude oil production and tackling oil thieves.
Nigeria’s daily crude oil production had fallen to below 600,000 barrels owing to the activities of oil thieves.
But the government has taken measures to address the problem.
In a statement issued on Friday, Festus Keyamo, chief spokesperson of the APC presidential campaign council, said Bola Ahmed Tinubu, presidential candidate of the APC, would expand the achievements of the current administration in the oil sector.
“The All Progressives’ Congress Presidential Campaign Council, on behalf of its flag bearer, H.E. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, heartily welcomes the recent news that Nigeria has substantially restored its national oil production volumes to over 1.5m barrels per day following the historic and combined efforts of Mr. President – who is also the Honourable Minister of Petroleum Resources – as well as our security agencies, the NNPC and its partners for this wonderful feat. This is particularly appreciated in recognition of the ignoble role previous administrations had actively played in aiding and abetting of these illicit activities in the past at great expense to the nation,” he said.
“We are equally enthused to note that we are expected to achieve 1.7m barrels per day production by the end of this year which places our nation almost in full compliance with the OPEC quota.
“The excellent strides of the APC Administration in the Oil sector shall be further expanded by our candidate, H.E. Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Recall that ASIWAJU served for over a decade at the zenith of the international Oil & Gas industry as a private citizen and is best placed to achieve his target of 2.6m barrels per day by 2027. ASIWAJU seeks to achieve this through enhanced investments in the sector and active stakeholders’ engagement – a move he has already begun with the historic visit to Gbaramatu Kingdom in Delta State last week.
We applaud Mr. President as he finishes strong in the sector and assure Nigerians of the preparedness of ASIWAJU to take this to the next level.”