Senate accuses oil firms of cheating Nigerians

Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment and Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki, has accused oil companies operating in the country of hiding under weak laws to avoid paying compensation for oil spillages.

Saraki said this during an interactive session with stakeholders, Non-Governmental Organisations and environmental activists in Abuja on Wednesday. He expressed his sadness that 50 per cent of oil spills results from corrosion of oil infrastructure. According to the former Kwara State governor, this runs contrary to claims by oil companies that 70 per cent of oil spills are caused by sabotage. – http://www.punchng.com/news/senate-accuses-oil-firms-of-cheating-nigerians/

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