The Group Chief Executive Officer of the Nigeria National Petroleum Company Limited, Mele Kyari, has alleged that stolen crude oil products are now stored in places of worship such as churches and mosques.
Speaking during the 49th session of the weekly ministerial briefly at the State House in Abuja, Kyari explained that the menace involves every member of the society.
According to him, the NNPC operatives discovered that stolen petroleum products are stored in places of worship with the consent of the clergy, members, and neighbours.
Speaking further, the NNPC boss disclosed that the country will stop importing petroleum products by mid-2023. He said the combination of output from the Dangote refinery and state-owned refineries would eliminate any importation of petroleum products into the country.