Hope Uzodimma, governor of Imo State, has assured of partnership between the state government and the Special Investigative Panel set up by the Federal Government, to curb oil theft.
The Governor gave the assurance when he hosted an 11 member Special Investigative Panel on oil theft and losses at the New Exco Chamber, Government House, Owerri.
“I m ready and willing to rescue our economy from oil theft” he said vowing to supply all necessary manpower and intelligence to aid their investigations.
In his remarks earlier, the Chairman of the panel, Maj. Gen. Barry Ndiomu stated that they came to the state, to find lasting solutions to the menace of oil theft in the state and the country in general.
He further said that everything associated with Governor Uzodimma is a success and that they are in the state to seek his recommendations in the fight against crude oil theft.
“We shall work with your government to ensure that the perpetrators of oil theft in the state are not only exposed but brought to book”. Maj. Gen. Barry Ndiomu stated.