CLARK BLAMES ARMY GENERALS FOR OIL THEFT By Chuks Okocha and Onyebuchi Ezigbo
A former Minister of Information and Ijaw leader, Chief Edwin Clark, yesterday blamed both retired and serving army generals for the continued oil theft in the Niger Delta region.
Clark passed the blame on them as delegates to the National Conference yesterday continued with their committee report on public revenue, calling for the building of more oil refineries in the country as a solution to the importation of petrol and the reduction of the price of the product.
This, they argued, would stop the funding of importation of fuel and also automatically remove fuel subsidy by the federal government.
Clark, who spoke during the debate on the report of the Committee on Public Finance and Revenue, chaired by Alhaji Adamu Aliero, said the military officers were neck deep in illegal crude oil bunkering in the region.