NNPC boss, Dr Maikanti Baru had complained in the past that the Kaduna refinery was not working at full optimisation
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), North West zone has offered to help the federal government
The group said they are willing to protect pipelines of the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC)
The pipelines are along stock routes and in Fulani communities
The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN), North West zone has offered to help the federal government protects its pipelines from vandals.
The group said they are willing to protect pipelines of the Kaduna Refining and Petrochemical Company (KRPC) .
The pipelines are along stock routes and in Fulani communities where MACBAN members go about their businesses.
This was disclosed by the zonal youth leader of MACBAN, Comrade Yusuf Usman when he led members of the group to pay a courtesy visit to the management of KRPC in Kaduna.
Comrade Usman declared that any injury to KRPC is also an injury to the Fulani herdsmen.
His words: “A couple of years ago, some of our cattle drank poisonous water, contaminated by pollution due to emission from vandalized or burst pipelines containing petroleum products and we are living witnesses to the negative consequences of sabotaging or vandalizing KRPC facilities.
“The Fulani herdsmen in this part of the country have all these years been one of the neighbours of the KRPC. Our neighbourliness has been very cordial, mutual and peaceful.”
Last week, the managing director of Kaduna Refinery, Idi Mukhtar said series of illegal tapping of its raw water pipeline running from Kaduna River has led to additional cost for the refinery.
The KRPC reportedly losses an average of N2.2 billion annually due to the illegal tapping.
Mukhtar, said the acts were committed mostly at Janruwa, Kamazo, Namaigero and Mahuta areas of Kaduna metropolis, which were the communities along the raw water intake pipeline right of way.