OrderPaperToday – The House of Representatives adhoc committee on the Joint Task Force (JTF) on the Niger Delta says it has invited relevant stakeholders to a hearing on illegal refineries.

Chairman of the committee, Mr. Nasiru Garo said this on Tuesday in Abuja in a chat with newsmen.
He disclosed that letters to all relevant stakeholders have been dispatched calling for information, memoranda and position papers that will help in conducting the investigation.

The committee solicited the co-operation of all those involved so as to have a blueprint that would create a win-win situation for the benefit of the country as well as oil companies operating in the delta.

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It would be recalled that on 6th August, 2015 the House had deliberated on a motion titled ”Urgent need to bring an end to the despoliation of the Niger Delta environment through the burning of equipment confiscated from illegal operators of refineries’ and resolved to investigate the activities of the JTF and the Nigeria Agip Oil Company with a view to ensuring that it carries out improvement of its facilities.

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