Ondo Ex-Niger Delta militants write Tinubu, demand Decentralization of oil pipeline security contracts

Ref. No: Ondo/ndcv/01.

His Excellency Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu (GCFR)
The President and Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria Aso-Rock Villa Abuja.

Your Excellency,


We write to drawn your attention to the plans by the Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation Limited to re-award the pipeline surveillance contracts to some Ex-militant leaders in the Niger Delta region to carry out security monitoring of pipeline vandals. It is on this basis we are calling for the review of the existing policy on the decentralization of the new surveillance project to accommodate leaders of ex-militants in Ondo, Ogun and Lagos State to avoid imminent crisis in the region.

The Niger Delta Coastline Vanguard (NDCV) in Ilaje Local Government Area of Ondo State is a group of ex-militants who, under the Presidential Amnesty Program submitted weapons and were granted pardoned in 2017 with a promise to be properly integrated into the Federal Government Amnesty program with all accrued benefits.

We established Forest Camp in Ilaje and Ese-Odo Local Government Areas of Ondo State. The Ilaje covers the entire 120kms coastline and 80% of the water ways in the state. You cannot be taking everything from our environments through pipelines and still denied us the opportunity to maintain those pipelines.

We are aware of the serious implication the neglect of this agitation could cause to the region, more so, when the contract is awarded to person who is not too familiar with the region. We are also very much comfortable with the tremendous peace being enjoyed at the moment and we want it to continue. On this note we demand for the followings for peace to reign in the region.

i. Decentralization of the pipeline surveillance contract to accommodate NDCV to cover Ondo, Ogun and Lagos State littoral corridor.

ii. That NDCV has the capacity, the required intelligence and human resources to collaborate with the federal government in the surveillance of pipeline and anti-bunkering activities in the area.

iii. That NDCV is familiar with the terrain for effective and efficient output.

iv. That we shall not allow or accept any deliberate attempt by government or agent of government to impose someone from another region who does not belong to our ethnic nationality on us to sustain the existing peace in the region.

v. We call on Mr President to intervene in this and stop this disrespect to our region (South West) Mr President sir, kindly accept our unalloyed and unflinching support and cooperations to move the Niger Delta and Nigeria forward.

Thank you sir, Best regards,

Akogun Omotuwa Job
National President

Chief Ajiroba Lucky
National Secretary

Pastor Omoyele Ishola
National P.R.O.

1. Chief of Staff to the President

2. National Security Adviser

3. Group Managing Director, Nigerian National Petroleum Cooperation Limited

4. Director of State Security Service.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *