Leaders of militant factions in Niger Delta and the South West are threatening NNPC over unpaid money.
In an open letter addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, former Niger Delta militant leader, Mujahid Asari Dokubo, factional leaders of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), Dr. Frederick Fasehun and Otunba Gani Adams, as well as other beneficiaries of the controversial Pipeline Security and Surveillance contracts, have called on Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to pay their outstanding fees by the end of the month, or face legal action.
They claimed that they had a 3-month contract with the NNPC, from March 15 to June 15, which they delivered on but are yet to be paid. They alleged that the NNPC has refused to pay its indebtedness to them, insisting that they are demanding their entitlement and not a handout or favour.
It can be recalled that on June 15, the NNPC terminated the contract awarded under President Goodluck Jonathan to various private security firms which includes New Age Nigeria Limited (Fasehun); Donyx Global Concept (Adams); ATEF Nigeria Limited (Asari Dokubo); Galery Security Services Limited (Bibo Ajube); Bajeros Nigeria Limited (Joshua Machiever); Close Body Protection Limited (High Chief Omo) and Izon Ibe Security Limited to safeguard pipelines against vandals.