GROUP TASKS FG ON TRANSPORTATION OF NIGERIA'S CRUDE
Worried about the apparent lack of transparency in the selection of companies that are engaged in the local transportation of crude and petroleum products in the country, a group of maritime journalists has warned the Federal government to henceforth, apply strict checks and control to ensure that players are core operators with identifiable local content background, so as enhance Nation's cabotage regime.
The group also called for a well spelt out criteria for crude transportation to remove the myth around the business and make it more transparent
Importantly, concerned about the seeming duplication of interest groups in crude and oil transportation in both the upstream and downstream sector of the industry, coupled with worry that the sub_sector is gradually slipping into the grip of a cartel..
Rising from its monthly meeting in Lagos , penultimate week, Transport Media Chapel of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, resolved that the media will not keep silence amid plot of derail the FG cabotage law, whose operation in the last four years, the group observed, has been less than transparent.
The group reasoned that under the cabotage law, the lifting of crude oil and petroleum products lack clear and identifiable body which the public can hold accountable in the event of exigencies.
The TMC therefore called on President Goodluck Jonathan and the Minister of Petroleum, Mrs. Deziani Allison Madueke, to as a matter of urgency, come out Group tasks FG on transportation of Nigeria's crude