The Action Congress of Nigeria has described as illegal, unconstitutional and indefensible, the $40m being paid annually to some ex-militants to guard the country’s oil pipelines.
In a statement on Thursday by its National Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, the party said “the reckless manner political power is exercised and monopolised by a few individuals is partly overheating the polity.
The party recalled that on January 22, 2012, it issued a statement in which it queried the rationale behind the memo that was presented to the Federal Executive Council seeking approval for a strategic concession partnership between NIMASA and Global West to enforce regulatory compliance and surveillance of the entire Nigerian Maritime domain.
In the same statement, the ACN expressed concerns, because the Federal Government had withdrawn a bill before the National Assembly that would have performed the same functions being outsourced to a private firm.
 SOURCE:The Punch

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