The Publisher and CEO of FocalPoint Reports, Comrade Ezekiel Kagbala has called on the federal government to consider legislative backing for Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited besides the funding in order to expand its frontiers not only within the Niger Delta region but across the nation.
Comrade Kagbala who stated this recently, note that he was prompted to make this call after embarking on an assessment tour around the Niger Delta creeks in Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers state to ascertain the level of positive environmental input made by the surveillance company as regards implementation of its major goals, geared towards the reduction of illegal local crude oil refining.
He, however, commended the federal government for awarding the pipeline surveillance contract to High Chief Government Ekpemupolo’s company to track down on the massive oil theft in the region, adding that, so far, so well, the Tantita and its team have done well by involving and engaging the services of the media and stakeholders.
He furthermore applauded, through his media firm, High Chief Government Oweizide Ekpemupolo (Tompolo) and the Managing Director of Tantita Security Services Nigeria Limited, Engr. Kestin Pondi for massively employing the services of stakeholders as earlier stated, whom they have empowered across Niger Delta.
According to him, illegal oil refining operations, pipeline vandalism and theft have posed a severe threat and concern in the Niger Delta region due to its hazardous effect on the ecosystem.
“Emission of dark smoke into the atmosphere as a result of bush burning and gas flaring including other harmful activities has led to destruction of coastal lines.
“Crude oil fire, pouring its contents into the creeks has compounded our environmental woes, as many kilometers of our coastal areas have been condemned including our farmlands as tidal waves washing its polluted content along the coast thereby resulting to different forms of ailments”.
He posited that the pipeline surveillance contract awarded to Tantita has yielded great results, as pollution and cases of vandalism of oil facilities have reduced to its barest minimum noting that, small scale fish farmers in affected communities are recording progressive gains currently.
“Presently, there are also improved ocean-based commercial activities indicating that, there is an unexpected fast recovery of our damaged environment and ecosystem. These are enough proof that Tantita Security is not out to ruin the people’s businesses but to create a better marine base business through security and preservative approach to the environment.
“It is worthy to note that, Tantita Security outfit had been able to combat and effect necessary decisive measures to achieve its objectives and gradually restore the bastardized coastal areas and should be applauded for their bravery of daring those who would rather adopt the illegal way at the expense of the people’s well-being.
“I strongly advocate and further enjoin the youths, traditional rulers and community leaders to pledge their support and embrace the new opportunities put in place by Tantita Security project”.
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