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Nigerian engineers can end blow-up of oil pipelines – Buhari

4 December 2016 National


Nigerian engineers have been charged to come up with ways to end blow-up of oil pipelines in the Niger Delta.

President Muhammadu Buhari made the call at his investiture as the Grand Patron of the Nigerian Academy of Engineering at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

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Buhari stated that his administration would utilize talents and skills of local engineers to rebuild ailing infrastructure across the country, describing the engineers as “competent and cost effective.’’

The President noted that local engineers contributed more than 90 percent to the design and realization of two refineries, 2,500 km of pipelines and 20 depots in the country during his tenure as Minister of Petroleum in the mid-1970s, adding that the success of the Petroleum Trust Fund was largely hinged on their skills.

The President notes that those blowing up oil pipelines in the region are not ordinary Nigerians, but people with engineering expertise.

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