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The Nigeria Citizens Watch for Good Governance, a civil society organization, has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC) to investigate the country's crude oil production.

The group has raised concerns about discrepancies in the production figures recently announced by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation Limited (NNPCL). In a petition signed by Collins Eshiofeh (National President) and Mohammed Grema Adamu (Secretary General), the organization claims that the NNPCL’s reported figures do not match the actual daily production of crude oil.

They are calling for a thorough investigation to clarify these discrepancies and ensure transparency in the oil sector.

The petition was submitted to the EFCC and ICPC on Tuesday, with a copy also sent to the Senate President. The group is urging these agencies to investigate the matter and ensure accountability within the oil sector.

The petition states, “We want to highlight the irregularities in the figures announced by the NNPCL. The NNPCL recently reported 1.6 million barrels per day, but some allegations suggest the real figure is closer to two million barrels per day. This discrepancy has caused concern among Nigerians, who are demanding the truth.

“As the backbone of our economy, it is essential to investigate this issue, ensure that the declared figures match actual production, and prevent any revenue losses to protect our nation’s economic health.”

The group also questioned the effectiveness of security agencies in safeguarding national assets, citing alleged oil theft and vandalism. They called for the implementation of modern technology to monitor crude oil production and prevent revenue losses.

They stated, “We ask, what role are these security agencies playing? What facilities are they protecting? Nigerians deserve an answer.

“The National Assembly should direct the NNPCL management to use the latest technology to keep accurate records of our crude oil production quantities,” the group added.

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