Peter Obi, the Labour Party’s presidential candidate and former governor of Anambra State, has claimed that oil thievery in Nigeria is not concealed from the government or intelligence services.

In an interview with Channels TV, Peter Obi contended that confiscating a country’s oil is not as simple as many people believe. 
Thus, according to him, even before a ship could enter a country’s territorial waters, it would need to be authorized by the Navy.

“Oil in Nigeria is stolen by government officials; nobody can steal oil easily,” he stated. It’s not something you’d find in a grocery store. To steal oil, a ship must enter your territorial waters and load the oil, and no ship may enter a nation’s territorial waters without the Navy’s approval.


“And when you load it, you need the approval from the Navy before they can leave, and everyone appears to know where every ship is on the planet’s surface. External and internal individuals who’ve already organised for the oil to leave have a high level of collusion. Therefore, it’s not easy to steal; it should only be done legally, “he concluded.

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